Publications

This section provides information and resources on a wide range of human rights topics. Try searching through the criteria below to find the publication that best answers your needs.

Report on Plans and Priorities 2016-17
February, 2016
The Report on Plans and Priorities is an expenditure plan that provides a detailed overview of the Commission’s main priorities over a three-year period. These priorities are divided by strategic outcome, program activities, and planned and expected results. The Report on Plans and Priorities also provides details on human resource requirements, major capital projects, grants and contributions, and net program costs.
2014–15 - Departmental Performance Report
January, 2016
The Departmental Performance Report provides an account of the Commission’s achieved results against planned performance expectations as set out in the Report on Plans and Priorities.
December, 2015
Persons with disabilities continue to be marginalized in Canadian society. Half of all the discrimination complaints filed in Canada are related to disability, according to a report by the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC). The data, compiled nationally for the first time, confirms a trend observed at the federal level for several years: disability-related complaints consistently represent a high proportion of discrimination claims.
Mental Health and Equality Rights report on Mood Disorders
October, 2015
This report, the first in the series, is entitled, Mental Health and Equality Rights: Mood Disorders. It presents statistics on how Canadian adults who reported having mood disorders fare in terms of education, employment and economic well-being compared to adults without mood disorders. It also looks at health care needs and experiences with discrimination.
Quarterly Financial Report 2015
August, 2015
The Quarterly financial Report consists of financial tables comparing planned and actual expenditures for both the quarter and year-to-date as well as comparative information for the preceding fiscal year. The report also contains a narrative section which provides a concise discussion on the significant changes affecting both the quarter and year to date financial results, and changes in relation to operations, personnel and programs.
May, 2015
Are you an employer? Do you understand your obligation to provide Aboriginal people preferential treatment on employment matters? This publication explains the legal framework behind your obligation to facilitate the employment of Aboriginal people. It also provides measures to ensure that non-Aboriginal employees or candidates for employment are treated fairly and reasonably.
May, 2015
This framework document summarizes the roles, responsibilities and statutory requirements under the Employment Equity Act. It also outlines the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s approach for its employment equity Compliance Program by providing information on the strategic planning of audits as well as on the audit process.
Annual Report 2014
March, 2015
The Report outlines the work the CHRC carried out in 2014 to promote and protect human rights, offers statistics on discrimination complaints brought to the CHRC in 2014, and examines critical human rights issues in Canada today.
Report on Plans and Priorities 2015-16
January, 2015
The Report on Plans and Priorities is an expenditure plan that provides a detailed overview of the Commission’s main priorities over a three-year period. These priorities are divided by strategic outcome, program activities, and planned and expected results. The Report on Plans and Priorities also provides details on human resource requirements, major capital projects, grants and contributions, and net program costs.
November, 2014
This Report on Equality Rights of Women presents a national portrait of how adult women are faring in Canadian society compared to adult men. The purpose of this work is to establish benchmarks so that progress can be measured when the studies are repeated in future years. The overall results show that while in some dimensions of well-being women fare better than men, inequality still exists for women in Canada.

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