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 
Toll-Free: 1-800-563-5808 
Fax: (709) 729-0790 
Twitter: @nlhumanrights 


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.

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 freevoluntary, 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

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