Celebrating Asian Heritage Month

In celebrating Asian Heritage Month, we reflect on the many cultures, histories, and contributions that Asian Canadians have provided our nation. This month serves as an opportunity to acknowledge and honour the invaluable impact of Asian Canadians on Canada’s development and growth. Throughout history, Asian Canadians have faced challenges and adversity, including discriminatory policies such … Read more

International Transgender Day of Visibility

Transgender Day of Visibility is an opportunity to learn about the challenges facing the transgender community and support the right of all transgender people in Canada to be treated equally. It is an occasion to recognize and celebrate the strength, resilience, and diverse contributions of transgender people to our families, communities, and to the Northwest … Read more

International Day for the Elimination of Racism

The NWT Human Rights Commission is committed to the principles of equality, justice, and dignity for all. March 21st is International Day Against Racial Discrimination. Our societies are still afflicted by racial prejudice which can lead to discrimination. Prejudice is a belief that is often based on misinformation or negative stereotypes. Racial prejudice can often … Read more

2024 Accessibility Award Nominations

Accessibility is Everyone’s Business. The NWT Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for the 2024 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