Statistical highlights: April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012
For more information and statistics see the most recent Commission Annual report.
Human rights complaints
Individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination that is prohibited under Alberta's provincial human rights legislation, the Alberta Human Rights Act (AHR Act), may make a complaint to the Alberta Human Rights Commission. The Commission can accept only those complaints that are within its jurisdiction. The Commission provides services to resolve and settle complaints. Human rights tribunals adjudicate complaints that cannot be resolved.
- In the 2011-12 fiscal year, the Commission opened 670 complaint files.
- In 2011-12, the Commission closed 628 files.
- 95% of the complaints closed in 2011-12 were dealt with through the Commission's complaint resolution processes
- The remaining 5% that closed in 2011-12, closed through the tribunal hearing process.
For more information see:
Complaint statistics: grounds cited
Complaint statistics: sections cited
Complaint statistics: appeals reviewed
The website is a key information channel for the Commission.
- During the period April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012, there were almost 349,000 visits, a monthly average of over 29,000 visits.
Alberta Human Rights Information Services (AHRIS)
The Commission produces a free online newsletter, which provides Commission news and related information.
- There were over 3,200 subscribers to this service on March 31, 2012.
The Commission provides customized and public workshops on human rights in the workplace across the province. These workshops receive very positive evaluations from those who participate.
- In 2011-12, the Commission offered 41 customized workshops and five public workshops.
The Commission provides portable displays accompanied by a range of resources to organizations that hold meetings, conferences and other events, to build awareness of human rights legislation and the Commission's programs and services.
- In 2011-12, displays were hosted at 31 events and reached approximately 7,300 Albertans.
Revised: November 23, 2012
Due to confidentiality concerns, the Commission cannot reply to complaints of discrimination using the Internet. Please contact the Commission by telephone or regular mail if you have a specific complaint.
You can access information about making FOIP requests for records held by the Commission on our Contact us page.
The Commission will make publications available in accessible multiple formats upon request. Multiple formats provide access for people with disabilities who do not read conventional print.