COVID-19 Statement

The NWT Human Rights Commission encourages employers, housing and service providers to consider the potential disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on the vulnerable groups they employ or serve.  These vulnerable groups include indigenous and racialized peoples, people with disabilities, older people living alone or in institutions, and people with low-wage employment or no employment. At the … Read more COVID-19 Statement

Understanding Ageism – A document on age stereotypes and discrimination

The NWT Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of 22 different grounds. One of these is age. The Commission recognizes that age stereotypes can lead to discrimination and has created a document called “Understanding Ageism” to help individuals, business owners, landlords, and service providers better understand how to prevent age-based discrimination. Older and younger … Read more Understanding Ageism – A document on age stereotypes and discrimination

New Online Training Course Helps Create Safer Workplaces for All Canadians

The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) launched Safer Spaces in Canada, its second online training course developed to educate Canadians and protect human rights. The launch took place at the association’s annual national conference in Charlottetown, PEI. Safer Spaces in Canada addresses the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, a serious … Read more New Online Training Course Helps Create Safer Workplaces for All Canadians

NWT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SUPPORTS THE MMIWG REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

As part of our commitment to reconciliation,  The NWT Human Rights Commission will review the Calls for Justice made in the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) at our July Commission meeting. We will look for places where we can incorporate the Calls in our own … Read more NWT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SUPPORTS THE MMIWG REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS