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.
Soon you will see a new CHRT website at this very same address: www.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca. CHRT is working to transform the look and feel of its website to better serve Canadians and to take advantage of new technology. The new site will make it easier for you to search and find information online using any device. We hope that you will find it useful for your needs.
Through the coming into force of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada Act, on November 1, 2014, the Government of Canada is consolidating the provision of support services to eleven administrative tribunals – including the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) – into a single organization, the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada (ATSSC). This administrative change does not affect the mandate of the CHRT. Case matters will continue to be filed, managed and safeguarded in accordance with existing CHRT procedures.