10 December 2018
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which turns 70 this year, was adopted by the United Nations on 10 December 1948. A document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
3 December 2018
International Day of Disabled Persons was introduced by the United Nations in 1992 and aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
18 October 2018
Prior to 1929, women in Canada were not considered "persons” under the law. On October 18, 1929, the “Famous Five” took the case to the highest court of appeal where it was decided to include women as "persons". This gave women the right to be appointed to the Senate and paved the way for increased participation in public and political life.
10 October 2018
World Mental Health Day aims to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world, mobilize efforts in support of mental health and increase awareness and advocacy against social stigma.
28 September 2018
International Day of Older Persons (United Nations) and National Seniors Day (Canada) aims to raise awareness of our ageing population and ensure people can grow old with dignity and participate in society with full rights. Older people make major contributions to society, through work, experience and knowledge.
14 September 2018
Canadian Labour Congress – Human Rights & Equality Public Service Alliance of Canada - Human Rights
17 April 2018
Employment Equity Act (1996) The new Employment Equity Act, received royal assent on December 15, 1995.