Human Rights Commission – Dept. of Justice and Public Safety, GovNL
Address: Regatta Plaza II, 84-86 Elizabeth Ave. 2nd Floor, St. John’s NL A1A 1W7
|Tel: (709) 729-2709 |
|Fax: (709) 729-0790 |
To protect individuals from discrimination and harassment and to promote equality of opportunity in Newfoundland and Labrador through use of the Human Rights Act.
Everyone within Newfoundland and Labrador.
Highlights 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)
- Compliant Process
- Contact us and file a Human Rights Complaint Form
- We apply the Human Rights Act to the compliant to see if we can help
- we try voluntary mediation to resolve the compliant
- we investigate the compliant if it is not resolved
- The Human Rights Commissioners decide if there is enough evidence to go to a hearing
- A Human Rights Adjudicator decides if discrimination happend or no
- Education and research designed to eliminate discriminatory conduct.
- Community Justice Connect: is free, voluntary, and confidential. Our program provides a variety of conflict resolution services to Indigenous, racialized, and religious minority communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Our service is a place people can find help to address concerns, conflicts, and racism – direct, indirect, or systemic
- Advising and helping individuals, groups, organizations and governments on matters related to human rights.
- Our list of resources can be found here