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Human rights are moral rights and freedoms that belong to everyone simply by reason of being human. They include the right to life, liberty and a decent human experience as well as all of the political, social, and economic rights necessary for people to live dignified lives. In Canada these rights are protected both by specific laws (for example, anti-discrimination laws) and by our constitution.

CPLEA resources on human rights. Resources include information on how to file a human rights complaint. See:

Alberta Resources

The Alberta Human Rights Commission offers free, online resources available for anyone wanting to learn more about human rights and responsibilities. They also offer workshops and via the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) online courses are available for anyone wanting to learn more about human rights and responsibilities. 

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The Government of Alberta is committed to celebrating and supporting all communities, including the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Questioning (LGBTQ) community. There are a number of online programs and support for the LGBTQ community that address issues such as discrimination, bullying, family violence and mental health issues. This page provides links to various programs and services to the LGBTQ community.

Related keywords: Bullying, Child abuse, Family violence general resources, Human rights

Alberta LGBTQ+'s mission is to bring together businesses, communities, and government to build a thriving business community that promotes the equality and inclusion of gender and sexually diverse individuals in commerce and at work. 

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The Alberta Mental Health Patient Advocate is an independent, provincial investigative body legislated under the Mental Health Act. The Patient Advocate protects the rights of persons and investigates and resolves complaints related to the detention, treatment, care and rights of individuals subject to admission or renewal certificate/s or a community treatment order under the Act, and those acting on their behalf. The office also serves as a resource to the mental health community through education services and to policy and law makers by bringing a unique perspective

Related keywords: Advocacy, Disabilities, Health issues, Human rights, Public policy

An all-inclusive website and resource for anyone in the transgender spectrum in the province of Alberta.

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Calgary Outlink: Center for Gender & Sexual Diversity strives to create healthy communities and brighter futures for LGBTQ+ individuals. They provide a safe community space equipped with support services, education opportunities, a support line, and access to resources.

Related keywords: Bullying, Harassment, Hate crime, Homelessness, Human rights

Handy guide to terminology pertinent human rights law, privacy, revealing gender identity to other employees, use of bathrooms and other issues regarding accommodation of trans-identified persons in the workplace.

Related keywords: Civil liberties, Human rights, Workers' rights and employment standards

In this issue of English Express you will learn about human rights in Alberta with examples and illustrations. English Express uses simple and easy to understand English for anyone to understand their publication.(PDF - 23 pages)

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Background information and resources for teachers and students on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identified youth. Includes applicable laws; suitable for grades 9 and up.

Related keywords: Civil liberties, Classroom materials, Harassment, Human rights, Racism

These guidelines support the creation of welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environments that foster diversity and nurture a sense of belonging and a positive sense of self . Their purpose is to enable school authorities to use best practices in creating and supporting learning environments that respect diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. (January 2016)

Related keywords: Bullying, Classroom materials, Human rights, School law, School safety