Yukon Human Rights Commission statement on the discovery of the remains of 215 children at former Kamloops residential school

The discovery of 215 children buried on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. confirms the oral history and the lived experiences of survivors of that residential school. The disturbing and horrifying findings there should surprise no Yukoner or Canadian, as they have been reported before at other residential schools across Canada.…

Towards a Yukon Without Workplace Sexual Harassment

The Yukon Human Rights Commission leads a five-year project to eradicate workplace sexual harassment in Yukon The Yukon Human Rights Commission (the Commission) is partnering with employers, governments and other stakeholder organisations to share knowledge, deliver training, and develop tools to address the problem of workplace sexual harassment in Yukon. With funding provided by the…

Statement

Every individual is free and equal in dignity and rights. This guiding and visionary statement, set out in the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is the product of historic and ongoing struggles to articulate and recognize every person’s intrinsic human rights. Right now, people in our territory, across our nation, and around the…