CASHRA - The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies

Conferences

Upcoming Conferences

CASHRA 2017 – Realizing Rights 2017: Human Rights and Constitutionalism

June 8-10, 2017

Ottawa, Ontario

CASHRA is proud to partner with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) in hosting a unique national and international conference, "Realizing Rights 2017: Human Rights and Constitutionalism," to be held from June 8-10, 2017 at the University of Ottawa. The Conference seeks to bring together, for the first time, the full range of practitioners, scholars, and advocates working on human rights across Canada and beyond, in order to discuss challenges and opportunities for the effective realization of human rights and related constitutional and governance arrangements. This major conference coincides with Canada's 150th anniversary, which provides a special opportunity for celebration and reflection.

The conference, featuring various parallel meetings, sessions, workshops, and social events of distinct character, will contribute in a significant way to the development and strengthening of the field of human rights professionals. CASHRA and the HRREC are also working in partnership with the International Commission of Jurists Canadian Section (ICJC) and other partners to be confirmed.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

The Conference Steering Committee is now accepting proposals for panels. To submit a proposal, please complete this online form by January 15, 2017.

A full website for the conference will be launched soon. In the meantime, any questions can be directed to the Secretary-General of the conference, Janine Lespérance, at jlesper2[at]uottawa.ca.

 

Past Conferences:

CASHRA 2016 – The Fight for Equality: A Thousand Challenges

May 16-17, 2016

Montréal, Québec

The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (Québec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission) is pleased to host the 2016 Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies annual conference. Distinguished speakers, stimulating workshops and discussions await participants. The focus will be on equality and discrimination in the workplace as well as on key issues such as Aboriginal rights. Organizations and individuals from across Canada who are interested in human rights are encouraged to attend the conference.

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CASHRA 2015 - Respect, Rights and Responsibility: The Relevant and Current Human Rights Commission

June 22-23, 2015

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission will proudly host the 2015 Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) annual conference. The event will provide a learning environment for key human rights issues and underscore the importance of commitment to the objectives of international, federal and provincial human rights legislation.

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Upcoming 2013 Cashra Conference - Halifax

Accommodation Works! Toward a More Inclusive Society - June 11-12, 2014

The Canadian Human Rights Commission will host a joint initiative in 2014, combining the Commission's Discrimination Prevention Forum and the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) annual conference.

The event will provide a learning environment for key human rights issues and underscore the importance of commitment to the objectives of international, federal and provincial human rights legislation.

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Upcoming 2013 Cashra Conference - Halifax

The 2013 CASHRA Conference will be held in the City of Halifax, Nova Scotia from Wednesday, May 29th through Friday, May 31st.

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, with the assistance of the Atlantic Human Rights Centre, is excited to be hosting this year’s CASHRA conference. The Conference will feature keynote and plenary speeches as well as armchair discussions from human rights leaders, academics and operational experts. We look forward to welcoming you to Canada’s Ocean Playground this May.

For more information and to register, visit www.CASHRA2013.ca

CASHRA 2012 June 17-19 2012 conference

Graffiti Gallery, artists Chad Reeves and Fred Thomas

are we there yet - CASHRA 2012 conference

A National Human Rights Conference
• June 17 – 19, 2012 • Winnipeg, Manitoba

It is said that the evolution of human rights is a journey. The question becomes, are we getting closer to the destination?

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The Alberta Human Rights Commission is pleased to be hosting the upcoming annual conference of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) from June 13 to June 15, 2011 in Calgary, Alberta. The conference will focus on the new realities and new directions related to human rights, diversity and inclusion in Canada. Organizations and individuals from across Canada who are interested in building welcoming, inclusive and discrimination-free communities and workplaces are encouraged to attend the conference.
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Conference 2010

CASHRA 2010 The Edge of Rights Awareness:
Compliance & Adherence in the 21st Century

This year’s conference provided delegates the opportunity to reflect on and debate current human rights issues, with an emphasis on the impact of international Human Rights Conventions in Canada. Delegates also had the opportunity to experience the rich culture and traditions and dramatic landscape of Newfoundland and Labrador.

2006

CASHRA 2009 national human rights conference

In recent years, statutory human rights agencies in Canada have undergone a series of major changes, which have directly and indirectly modified existing systems to protect human rights. The annual Conference will provide an ideal forum to examine and analyze the significance, extent, implications and limits of the main changes made to the systems to uphold and protect human rights.

2008

CASHRA 2008 national human rights conference

The conference will address ways in which Commissions and Communities can work together to develop a strong Human Rights culture in Canada. By identifying common goals and methods for cooperative exchange and action, the conference aims to lay a foundation for a more collaborative and interdependent approach to Human Rights.

2007

CASHRA 2007 national human rights conference

The NWT Human Rights Commission invites you to "Gathering Wisdom", the annual national CASHRA conference in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories on June 18-19, 2007.

Come and experience this innovative and informative conference in the land of the midnight sun!

2006

CASHRA 2006 national human rights conference

Human rights are the language of the present age. They speak to the inherent entitlements that are an inseparable part of being human.

But they are more than that. Human rights are also about making Canada a welcoming place for immigrants and a great place to live, work, play and visit for everyone.
The CASHRA 2006 human rights conference will examine the roots of human rights in Canada, celebrate our achievements, and look toward the challenges of the future.

CASHRA 2005 national human rights conference

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission invites you to attend the national conference of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies in 2005. Join us in the heart of downtown Saskatoon, June 12 – 14.

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