OTTAWA, March 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) 2014 Annual Report was tabled today in Parliament. It outlines the work the CHRC carried out in 2014 to promote and protect human rights, offers statistics on discrimination complaints brought to the CHRC in 2014, and examines critical human rights issues in Canada today.
- In 2014, the CHRC received 1,364 discrimination complaints — an increase from the previous year.
- More than half (57%) of the discrimination complaints the CHRC received in 2014 were related to disability.
- Nearly one quarter (23%) of the complaints received by the CHRC in 2014 were related to mental health.
- The CHRC produced employment equity audit reports for 25 federal employers that have taken actions to fulfill their obligations under the Employment Equity Act and issued 51 status reports for employers that achieved good results in their industry sectors.
"Promoting understanding is a big part of the solution to the human rights issues facing Canada today. Whether it is a matter of diversity in the workplace, challenges facing Aboriginal peoples, or clarity on the rights of caregivers, among others, dialogue aimed at understanding the needs, responsibilities and obligations of all parties is an essential step.
—David Langtry, Acting Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission
SOURCE Canadian Human Rights Commission
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