2022 Accessibility Award Nominations

Accessibility is Everyone’s Business. The NWT Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for the 2022 Accessibility Award. This award is presented to a business in recognition of new or existing physical and/or non-physical accommodations that increase accessibility to services for the public. Community projects or services  that promote accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities … Read more

Statement on Mandatory Vaccine Policies and Passports

The NWT Human Rights Commission has received inquiries regarding the human rights implications around mandatory vaccine and proof-of-vaccination policies.  The NWT Human Rights Commission offers the following general information and guidance to assist members of the public, and all employers, housing and service providers who may plan to implement a mandatory vaccine or proof-of-vaccination policy. … Read more


The recent discovery of 215 children at the Kamloops residential school is extremely disturbing. The Northwest Territories Human Rights Commission members, staff and adjudication panel members send our heartfelt condolences to the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation and to all survivors of residential schools. Fifteen residential schools operated in the Northwest Territories; schools that left … Read more

Black History Month 2021

Introduction to Black History Month This month in recognition of Black History Month we will be sharing posts on Facebook that will promote learning and understanding of the history and struggles of Black, Indigenous  and People of Colour (BIPOC). It is our hope that by sharing the stories and experiences of racialized individuals, we can … Read more