Chief Commissioner’s message

“Now more than ever, inclusion, equality and respect must guide our values and all aspects of our daily lives.”

What we heard

Find out what people expect from their national human rights institution.

Lucas Silveira:

Struggling for acceptance

“I felt like I was a man in the skin of a woman and I had no choice but to do this. I would wake up in the morning, look in the mirror and feel like I didn’t know who I was. But it caused a lot of issues with my band, my manager and my whole artistic identity.”

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Mahadeo Sukhai:

Accommodating accomplishment

Sukhai is so adept at what he does, you cannot imagine the mountains he has had to climb.

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Jeffrey Tekano:

Surviving solitary confinement

It may come as a surprise to some that the practice of solitary confinement, also known as administrative segregation, is still used in Canada’s prison system.

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By the numbers

In any given year, the Canadian Human Rights Commission helps thousands of people determine whether they have a valid human rights complaint.

About the Commission

As Canada’s human rights watchdog, the Commission is responsible for representing the public interest and holding the Government of Canada to account on matters related to human rights.

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