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OTTAWA, December 15, 2015

CASHRA Motion to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action

The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with all involved in implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action.

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OTTAWA, February 27th, 2015

Open Letter to Participants of the February 27 National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indiginous Women and Girls

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OTTAWA, February 6th, 2015

STATEMENT BY THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF STATUTORY HUMAN RIGHTS AGENCIES OF CANADA'S MOTIONS ON THE RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM

The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) acknowledges the importance of reconciliation in addressing the legacy of the residential school system in Canada's history through educational efforts and redress.

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Ontario

Ottawa, September 11, 2014

Featured Agency: Ontario Human Rights Commission

People with mental health disabilities or addictions have long faced discrimination, stigmatization and social exclusion in Ontario, across our nation and the globe. The Supreme Court of Canada has weighed in on this longstanding injustice...

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Yukon

Ottawa, August 6, 2014

Featured Agency: Yukon Human Rights Commission

The Commission has continued to focus on both the Convention and the Declaration in its public education, awareness, and promotion work. Partnering with the Yukon Council on Disabilities, the Commission established a multi-agency steering committee to advance Yukon's commitment to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Ottawa, April 3, 2014

STATEMENT BY THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF STATUTORY HUMAN RIGHTS AGENCIES ON CANADA'S FIRST REPORT UNDER THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

OTTAWA, XX, 2014 – The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) acknowledges that Canada's First Report under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) identifies a wide range of legislation, policies and programs in place at all levels of government to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities in Canada.

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Ottawa, March 17, 2014

MARK TEWKSBURY TO SPEAK AT ACCOMMODATION WORKS CONFERENCE

OTTAWA, March 17, 2014 – Mark Tewksbury, Olympic gold medalist and human rights champion will be a keynote speaker at "Accommodation Works! - Toward a more Inclusive Society," a two-day conference on human rights issues in Canada.

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Ottawa, March 11, 2014

Towards Mentally Healthy Workplaces: MHCC Supports Innovative Human Rights Conference

OTTAWA, March 11, 2014 – The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is proud to lend its support to the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s (CHRC) two-day conference on human rights issues in Canada’s rapidly evolving workplace: "Accommodation Works! - Toward a more Inclusive Society".

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September 12, 2013

CHRC marks 35 years of protecting Canadians' rights

OTTAWA, September 6, 2013 – Thirty-five years ago tomorrow, on September 7th, 1978, the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) opened its doors for the first time.

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August 26, 2013

Announcing CASHRA's New President

David Langtry, Acting Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, has been elected President of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA). He replaces Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

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April 3, 2013

CASHRA Motion to the Government of Canada

[PDF of the Motion]

Dear Prime Minister Harper:

The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) is the umbrella organization for federal, provincial and territorial human rights commissions, Canada's statutory agencies charged with administering human rights legislation.

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March 7, 2013

Canadian Human Rights Agencies Call for Action

Toronto - Leading up to International Women's Day on March 8, Barbara Hall, President of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA), today announced that the association has released a motion addressed to the Government of Canada.

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FEB. 21, 2013

CASHRA Motion on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls

Preamble: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) provides an important legal framework in the promotion of Indigenous rights in Canada and globally.

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December 7th, 2012

Celebrating International Human Rights Day Across Canada

Toronto – In December, human rights commissions and agencies across Canada are celebrating the 1948 signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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July, 2012

Canada's Human Rights Agencies call on all levels of Government to endorse the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) is calling on all levels of government across Canada to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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December 3, 2011

Human Rights Agencies call on Governments across Canada to Implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Marking December 3rd United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) today launched its new brochure, Canada and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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March 21, 2011

For immediate release:

Celebrating the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Toronto – Today, human rights commissions and agencies across Canada and throughout the world are celebrating the United Nations (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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March 1, 2011

Registration open for national human right conference in Calgary, Alberta

Registration is now open for the 2011 conference of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA).

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