About The CHRT
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.