The purpose of the Canadian
Human Rights Act is to protect individuals from discrimination.
It states that all Canadians have the right to equality, equal
opportunity, fair treatment, and an environment free of discrimination.
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) applies these principles
to cases that are referred to it by the Canadian Human Rights
Commission (CHRC). The Tribunal is similar to a court of law,
but is less formal and only hears cases relating to discrimination.
For further information about the different roles of the Tribunal
and the Commission, please see About
the CHRT and Jurisdiction.
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has AMENDED Practice Note No. 3 - Case Management, and has also AMENDED its mediation procedures document, which is now entitled: Evaluative Mediation Procedures. These amended documents are posted on the Tribunal Rules and Procedures page of our website.