COVID-19 AND HUMAN RIGHTS


Visit the COVID-19 and human rights page for information on general principles, maintaining best practices, vaccines, and mask-wearing in Alberta.

The Commission has not published or posted any online graphics or posters about mask-wearing.

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COMMISSION OFFICES
 
The Commission remains open. In order to comply with social distancing recommendations, there are no in-person services. See Contact Us for specific details on contacting the Commission.
 
The Commission will continue to monitor the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) situation closely.

2019-20 ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE
The Commission's 2019-20 Annual Report is now available for viewing.
COMMISSION NEWSLETTER
Read the March 18, 2021 regular issue of the Commission newsletter.
NEW BYLAWS
On December 1, 2020, new bylaws for the Commission were approved. The bylaws are available here.
CONDEMNING RACISM IN ALBERTA
Read a message from the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
CHIEF'S MESSAGE ON RAISING OUR VOICES AGAINST ANTI-BLACK RACISM
Read a message from the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals.
REVISIONS TO THE TRIBUNAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION (TDR) PROCESS
To help further the Commission's efforts to continually improve our service provision and find efficiencies, the Tribunal Office is making changes to the scheduling process for Tribunal Dispute Resolution (TDR).
For any TDR scheduled after May 19, 2020, the Tribunal Office will schedule a date for the full-day TDR and provide that date to the parties six weeks in advance. If a party has a scheduling conflict, they have five business days to make a request to reschedule the TDR. In their request, the party must provide alternate dates that fall within 45 days of the scheduled TDR date. Any request to reschedule made more than five business after receiving the date will not be granted, unless there are exceptional circumstances (for example, an illness).
Read more about TDRs here.
CHIEF'S MESSAGE ON COUNTERING RACISM DURING COVID-19
Read a message from the Chief of the Commission and Tribunals.
 

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ABOUT THE COMMISSION
The Alberta Human Rights Commission is an independent commission of the Government of Alberta. Our mandate is to foster equality and reduce discrimination. We provide public information and education programs, and help Albertans resolve human rights complaints.

The Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund has provided funding for this website.

Revised: May 21, 2021


Our vision is a vibrant and inclusive Alberta where the rich diversity of people is celebrated and respected, and where everyone has the opportunity to fully participate in society, free from discrimination.