Statistical highlights: April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018   

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 2017-18 fiscal year, the Commission opened 893 complaint files.
  • In 2017-18, the Commission closed 596 files.
  • 91% of the complaints closed in 2017-18 were dealt with through the Commission's complaint resolution and settlement processes
  • The remaining 9% that closed in 2017-18, closed through the tribunal process.

For more information see:

Complaint statistics: files opened and closed

Complaint statistics: grounds cited

Complaint statistics: sections cited

Complaint statistics: Requests for Review

Educational workshops, forums and webinars

The Commission provides customized and public workshops, as well as public forums and webinars on human rights in the workplace across the province. These workshops, forums and webinars receive very positive evaluations from those who participate.

  • In 2017-18, the Commission offered six public workshops and 83 customized and remedy workshops on human rights topics.
  • In 2017-18, the Commission hosted seven Human Rights in Employment forums as part of the Duty to Accommodate series.
  • In 2017-18, the Commission offered one webinar and completed seven webcasts on human rights topics.

Revised: January 23, 2019                

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.