Human rights complaint form and guide
Please note: You must submit a printed version of your completed, signed complaint form to the Commission. Do not send your complaint form as an e-mail message or an e-mail attachment. The Commission cannot accept human rights complaints sent by e-mail because of confidentiality concerns.
You can choose from several formats of the complaint form and guide:
- PDF format:
You can print the complaint form and guide and type or write your complaint on the form.
Get Acrobat Reader: Adobe® Acrobat® PDF files can be viewed with Adobe® Acrobat® Reader software, a free download from Adobe Systems Incorporated.
- Word format:
You can download the complaint form and guide in a Word format and fill in the form on your computer. You must print the completed form, sign it, and submit the printed version to the Commission. Do not send it as an e-mail message or e-mail attachment.
- Print format:
Contact us to request the printed complaint form and guide in 12-point font.
- Large print Word format:
Contact us to request a Word file of the complaint form and guide in a large print (24-point font) format.
Changes to Alberta's human rights legislation
Alberta's human rights legislation was amended on October 1, 2009. The Commission is in the process of updating its publications, and the complaint form and guide have not yet been revised to reflect the amendments. The main changes to the form and guide will be:
- The legislation is now called the Alberta Human Rights Act (previously Human Rights, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Act).
- The Commission is now called the Alberta Human Rights Commission (previously Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission).
- Sexual orientation is now written into the legislation as a protected ground (previously it was "read in").
You can read more about the amendments in these publications:
- Notice of changes to Alberta's human rights legislation (a short description of some of the amendments)
- Amendments to Alberta's human rights legislation (a detailed information sheet describing the amendments)
Revised: May 9, 2013
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.