The Human Rights Comparative is a free to use project seeking to educate Canadians about their provincially and federally protected human rights, taking note of the nuances between the two divisions of government and the provinces respectfully.
This project was made possible by generous funding of the Canadian Bar Association’s Law For the Future Fund, a grant designed to provide financial support for Canadian Research projects of national interest that are of benefit to the greater public.
Human Rights Comparative strives to demystify Canadian human rights for the average Canadian by providing concise legal information in a user-friendly format, specifically with our website that also serves as a database for leading human rights cases as well as a human rights commentator. The commentator allows students and academics to voice their opinions on recent human rights decisions, protections, policy decisions and trends within human rights.
Individuals with prospective human rights complaints can start by collecting information on the correct human rights code and which human rights body should hear their case in the section “Comparative Canadian Human Rights Law”. They can move on to the section “Understanding Canadian Human Rights” to understand what it takes to make out a prima facie claim of discrimination and how employers or service providers can justify that discrimination.
From there, readers can review leading human rights decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada or everyday decisions from the provinces like the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal or the Human Rights Tribunal of Quebec (Tribunal des droits de la personne).
This human rights project will be continuously evolving and if you would like to contribute, share information or give us feedback, please select the contact us tab. Please be aware though that this website is purely informational and does not constitute qualified and context-dependent legal advice.