2017-2018 Annual Report

Our 2017-2018 Annual Report was tabled in the Legislative Assembly on October 31, 2018. Below is the letter from the Chair. For a copy of the full report,  download a file at the end of this post. The Commission is just one part of the broader NWT community that is committed to human rights and social … Read more2017-2018 Annual Report

Stories for Peace

What is Stories for Peace? The Northwest Territories Human Rights Commmission developed the Stories for Peace Initiative to help foster equality human rights. Our program encourages audiences of all ages to engage with human rights themed stories to better understand the principles of inclusion and diversity. Increasing human rights literacy helps to build healthier communities … Read moreStories for Peace

NWTHRC Community Initiative Funding

The NWT Human Rights Commission has a small fund dedicated to community initiatives that support human rights.  Some community groups that have received this funding include: The Best Buddies Program at École St. Patrick High School which provides volunteer, leadership and mentorship opportunities for all students. Best Buddies meets as a group in an inclusive … Read moreNWTHRC Community Initiative Funding

10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

August 9th marks the tenth anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). The Declaration is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It embodies global consensus on the rights of indigenous peoples and establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for their … Read more10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples