Who is the Commission?

Commissioners

Up to eight members can be appointed as Commissioners. The Chief Commissioner is appointed for a term not exceeding seven years. The other Commissioners have their own professions and contribute to the work of the Commission on a part-time basis. The Commissioners come from different parts of Canada and a variety of backgrounds. There is a balance of men and women. Commissioners meet regularly throughout the year to review cases and discuss the work of the Commission. 

The Canadian Human Rights Commission is empowered by the Canadian Human Rights Act to investigate and try to settle complaints of discrimination in employment and in the provision of services within federal jurisdiction.

Under the Employment Equity Act, the Commission is responsible for ensuring that federally regulated employers provide equal opportunities for employment to the four designated groups: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

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Who is the Commission?

Commissioners

Up to eight members can be appointed as Commissioners.

  • The Chief Commissioner is appointed for a term not exceeding seven years.
  • The other Commissioners have their own professions and contribute to the work of the Commission on a part-time basis.
  • The Commissioners come from different parts of Canada and a variety of backgrounds.
  • There is a balance of men and women.
  • Commissioners meet regularly throughout the year to review cases and discuss the work of the Commission. 

    The Canadian Human Rights Commission is empowered by the Canadian Human Rights Act to investigate and try to settle complaints of discrimination in employment and in the provision of services within federal jurisdiction.

Under the Employment Equity Act, the Commission is responsible for ensuring that federally regulated employers provide equal opportunities for employment to the four designated groups: women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities.

The Commission is also mandated to develop and conduct information and discrimination prevention programs.




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Learners will understand the role played by the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

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