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

2021 Accessibility Award Nominations

Accessibility is Everyone’s Business. The NWT Human Rights Commission is seeking nominations for the 2021 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. Any business or organization providing services to the public is eligible for nomination. … 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

Gap Between National Building Code and Accessibility Standards Risks Human Rights Complaint

Many businesses and service providers believe the National Building Code sets the standard for accessibility. However, meeting the building code does not mean that a building, space, or meeting is accessible. Unfortunately, this may only become apparent after someone files a human rights complaint. Many business owners believe they are exempt from current accessibility standards … Read more