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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

This project of the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre provides teacher’s guides, student materials, videos and a bibliography of online resources to help students and teachers in junior and senior high schools to explore the topics of discrimination, sexual harassment and human rights.

Related keywords: Classroom materials, Human rights

This blog post clarifies the current law in terms of the human rights of residential tenants in Alberta, identifies concerns about a lack of effective protection of tenants’ human rights at the Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Service, and suggests that lawyers and advocates working in this area should ask questions to determine if discrimination is occurring and, if so, make their clients aware of their rights and how they can protect them.

Related keywords: Disabilities, Human rights, Landlord and tenant

This webpage from the Alberta Human Rights Commission's website explains the rights and responsibilities of the Alberta Human Rights Act in the workplace.

Information includes how the Alberta Human Rights Act applies to the workplace, right and responsibilities of employees and employers, rights and responsibilities for trade unions and occupational associations, FAQs and resources related to the topic.

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

The Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre (ACLRC) has worked with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities for over 20 years. They have developed several publications, resources and services that help schools, community groups and organizations understand and support LGBT populations.

Related keywords: Civil liberties, Human rights

The Alberta Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on physical and mental disabilities.This information sheet is provides Albertans with information on the legal rights of people with mental or physical disabilities.

Related keywords: Charter of Rights, Disabilities, Human rights

In this interpretive bulletin from the Alberta Human Rights Commission you will find: Common questions about medical information as a human rights issue in the workplace (including reasonable accommodation); a Sample Medical Absence Form; a Sample Medical Ability to Work Form; Case law related to human rights and medical information in the workplace; and Legal principles from the case law. Note: It does not deal with privacy issues. 

Related keywords: General health law and policy, Human rights, Workers' rights and employment standards

This manual was developed by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre. It provides background information for teachers and activities on human rights, the Charter, discrimination, bullying and harassment and applicable laws, suitable for secondary school students (Grades 7 to 12).  It may be used with the ACLRC's The Respectful Me, Respectful You DVD and guidebook.  Includes reproducible handouts. 2014

Related keywords: Classroom materials, Human rights

This publication from the Alberta Human Rights Commission explains protection against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. (July 2017)

Related keywords: Diversity, Human rights

The Rainbow Pages is a resource guide developed by The Family Centre to provide Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual+ (2SLGBTQIA+) youth and youth-serving communities with a consolidated guide of support available in Edmonton. We provide a directory of services and supports on our website as well as physical brochures for organizations and the community.

Related keywords: Bullying, Human rights

This website was developed by the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre with the assistance of a number of Alberta organizations who serve the LGBT community. It offers information and resources for LGBT youth and provides legal information on LGBT rights, issues in the workplace or other human rights issues

Related keywords: Bullying, Civil liberties, Harassment, Hate crime, Human rights