Understanding Ageism – A document on age stereotypes and discrimination

The NWT Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of 22 different grounds. One of these is age. The Commission recognizes that age stereotypes can lead to discrimination and has created a document called “Understanding Ageism” to help individuals, business owners, landlords, and service providers better understand how to prevent age-based discrimination. Older and younger … Read more

New Online Training Course Helps Create Safer Workplaces for All Canadians

The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) launched Safer Spaces in Canada, its second online training course developed to educate Canadians and protect human rights. The launch took place at the association’s annual national conference in Charlottetown, PEI. Safer Spaces in Canada addresses the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, a serious … Read more

NWT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION SUPPORTS THE MMIWG REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS

As part of our commitment to reconciliation,  The NWT Human Rights Commission will review the Calls for Justice made in the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) at our July Commission meeting. We will look for places where we can incorporate the Calls in our own … Read more

Bill 30 AN ACT TO AMEND THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT PASSES

Members of the 18th Legislative Assembly passed Bill 30 An Act to Amend the Human Rights Act on June 6, 2019. The NWT Human Rights Commission welcomes the amendments to the Act.  Bill 30 mandates changes to the structure of the Commission that will be implemented over the course of two years with all of … Read more