What Do human Rights Commissions and Tribunals Do?

CALGARY, AB, Nov. 29, 2010/ Troy Media/ – Most Canadians take no notice of the sidewalk cuts that allow people in wheelchairs to travel up and down city streets, or that the waitress at their favourite coffee shop is displaying a prominent baby bump.

That’s because, over the last 30 years, disabled accessibility and women’s right to fair treatment while pregnant have become accepted human rights in Canada, thanks to the power of people who sought redress through human rights commissions.