Hearing of the Human Rights Complaint of Parker v. Government of Yukon, Department of Health and Social Services, Social Services Division

Marking the Hearing of the Human Rights Complaint of Parker v. Government of Yukon, Department of Health and Social Services, Social Services Division Update, April 27, 2022 – The hearing will continue today at 1:00 PM PDT on Zoom at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81417432504?pwd=SnFtb2s0VU1XTk5PVENWN3hMcnJxdz09   April 14, 2022 – Whitehorse, YT – Yukon Human Rights Commission The matter…

Workplace Sexual Harassment Legal Clinic Now Open in Yukon

The Yukon Legal Services Society has released the following backgrounder on its new workplace sexual harassment legal clinic. The Yukon Human Rights Commission eagerly anticipates working in partnership with the Yukon Legal Services Society towards eradicating workplace sexual harassment in Yukon.   The Yukon Legal Services Society, funded by Justice Canada, has opened a new…

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.…

New Director for Yukon Human Rights Commission

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce its new Director of Human Rights, Birju Dattani. The Director is the senior management position with the Commission and is responsible for the day to day work of the Commission as well as for outreach and initiatives. Birju has extensive academic and practical experience in the…

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…