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Natural Resource Building, 5th Floor, 50 Elizabeth Avenue, P.O. Box 8700, St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6

Tel: (709) 729-2709       Toll-Free: 1-800-563-5808        Website:

Fax: (709) 729-0790       Twitter: @nlhumanrights          Email:

Mandate: To protect individuals from discrimination and harassment and to promote equality of opportunity in Newfoundland and Labrador through use of the Human Rights Act.

Target Population: Everyone within Newfoundland and Labrador.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

  • Receiving, recording and investigating an individual’s written complaints that allege violation of the Human Rights Act (based on one or more of the prohibited grounds of discrimination, which are: race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, social origin, religious creed, religion, age, disability, disfigurement, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status, source of income and political opinion)
  • Education and research designed to eliminate discriminatory conduct.
  • Advising and helping individuals, groups, organizations and governments on matters related to human rights.

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