Human Rights Commission of NL

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The Beothuk Building
20 Crosbie Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John’s, NL A1B 4J6

Tel: (709) 729-2709          Toll-Free: 1-800-563-5808
Fax: (709) 729-0790         Email:


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