“We have been raising awareness of human rights, responsibilities and protections in many communities and we are aware of the unique difficulties facing First Nations and other Aboriginal people. We are looking forward to suggestions from the community as to how we can do more to ensure their human rights are protected.” ~ Jerry Woods – Chairperson of the Manitoba Human Rights Commission.
“The situation currently faced by Aboriginal people in Canada is one of the most important human rights issues of today. By engaging in dialogue and encouraging collaboration, we are raising awareness of the Canadian Human Rights Act and advancing human rights for all Canadians.” ~ David Langtry – Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
“It is essential in building our future that we all work together, Widokodadiwin. Understanding our Human Rights is a part of the Treaties. It is all of our responsibility to know them, live them and honour them. We are all equal in our differences.” ~ Treaty Commissioner Dennis White Bird.
Canadian Human Rights Commission
“The Canadian Human Rights Commission administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination are followed in all areas of federal jurisdiction.”
Web site: www.chrc-ccdp.ca
Manitoba Human Rights Commission
“The Manitoba Human Rights Commission is the agency responsible for carrying out the provisions of The Human Rights Code. The Commission accepts complaints alleging contravention of The Code, offers opportunities to voluntarily resolve complaints by way of conciliation or mediation, and investigates complaints (that are not otherwise resolved) to the extent necessary to provide an appropriate recommendation to the Board of Commissioners.”
Web site: www.gov.mb.ca/hrc