December 23, 2021
The Manitoba Human Rights Commission will be closed from December 24, 2021 to January 4, 2022. Any inquiries received by email or telephone during this period will be returned in the order they were received starting on January 4, 2022. Please note that it may take us 2-5 business days to return your inquiry. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. Starting on January 4, 2022, our office will re-open, however due to increased risk associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be delivering in person services at either our Winnipeg or Brandon offices. You can reach the Commission by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone (204) 945-3007 / 1-888-884-8681 or by fax at (204) 945-1292. Due to an increased volume of calls, it may take us 2-5 business days to respond to your inquiry.
November 18, 2021
On January 1, 2022, changes to The Human Rights Code (“The Code”) will come into effect. These legislative changes were passed by the Government of Manitoba on May 20, 2021. This means that there will be important changes to how complaints are dealt with by the Manitoba Human Rights Commission (“Commission”) and the Manitoba Human Rights Adjudication Panel. All parties with active and unresolved complaints will be affected by these changes. For more information, read the Notice of Changes to The Human Rights Code
September 3, 2021
August 9, 2021
Please note that the Manitoba Human Rights Commission’s Winnipeg office is currently open to the public. Our Brandon office remains closed to the public.
To ensure everyone’s safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage the public to contact us by telephone and email. The Commission is maintaining capacity limits in our lobby area. If you attend the Commission and we are over capacity in our lobby area, you may be asked to return a specified time. If so, our staff will provide you with an appointment time.
To ensure we are able to provide timely in person services, we are limiting our drop-in services to 15 minutes.
If you need additional time with a MHRC Intake Officer, we will provide you with an appointment time.
For prompt service, please continue to contact the Commission by email at email@example.com or by telephone at (204) 945-3007 or 1-888-884-8681 (Toll-Free in Manitoba).
December 10, 2020
Manitoba Human Rights Commission calls for a renewed commitment to human rights in the response to COVID-19
Manitoba Human Rights Commission calls for renewed commitment to human rights in COVID-19 pandemic response. See report here.
March 17, 2020
April 8, 2020
MHRC has released principles and actions to inform a human rights based approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. For a copy of the report, please visit: /v1/education-resources/resources/pubs/guidelines/covid19principles.pdf
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