The Federal Government and each of the Provinces and Territories have their own human rights act, therefore, the protected grounds under each piece of legislation vary. The following is a comparison of the protected grounds under each of the Federal Government, Provinces and Territories human rights act. The protected grounds are divided into categories, you can compare the prohibited grounds in each jurisdiction by clicking on the link of any one of the categories listed. Each link breaks down the protected ground by classification and jurisdiction. You will be able to see what ground is protected, or not protected in each jurisdiction. If the ground is protected in  a  jurisdiction, you will see an “X” under the heading.

AGE:

Age

CRIMINAL RECORD

Criminal Record

DISABILITY

Disability

 MARITAL STATUS AND FAMILY STATUS

Marital Status and Family Status

POLITICAL BELIEF

Political Belief

RACE, COLOUR, and PLACE of ORIGIN

Race, Colour, and Place of Origin

RELIGION

Religion

SEX and GENDER

Sex and Gender

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

Sexual Orientation

SOCIAL CONDITION

Social Condition

OTHER

Other

 

 

Research Comparative Chart:

For a more comprehensive analysis of the protected grounds by jurisdiction, please click the following link:

Comparative Chart