Implementing the Recommendations of the 2015 Comprehensive Review

Executive Summary In 2014 the NWT Human Rights Commission contracted an independent review of the NWT Human Rights Act (Act) and its supporting programs to mark the tenth anniversary of the Act’s inception in 2004. The Commission received and publicly released the review report in April 2015. The review assessed the system’s progress in achieving … Read more

Ptarmigan Inn Wins NWTHRC 2015 Accessibility Award

Congratulations to The Ptarmigan Inn of Hay River, the 2015 NWT Human Rights Commission Accessibility Award winner. The Accessibility Award is presented annually to an organization in recognition of its efforts to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities. Terry Denischuck accepts the 2015 Accessibility Award from Commission Chair Charles Dent on behalf of the Ptarmigan Inn … Read more

Comprehensive Review Findings

NWT Human Rights Commission Releases Comprehensive Review Findings A comprehensive review of the NWT Human Rights Commission has recommended the NWT move away from the current adversarial (court-like) process to one that is characterized as restorative. The review team also made a number of recommendations for changes to the structure, process and legislation currently in place. … Read more