Public Education

The Yukon Human Rights Commission is mandated to promote the principle that every individual is free and equal in dignity and their rights, that cultural diversity is a fundamental human value and basic human right, and to promote education and research designed to eliminate discrimination.

Rights Promotion Presentations

The Commission provides customizable and accessible rights promotion presentations for events, conferences, groups or even one on one. To book a rights promotion presentation fill out the online form below.

Learning Centre

Starting August 1st, 2020, the Yukon Human Rights Commission Learning Centre is a free and safe space available for drop-ins and to be booked anytime between 8:30-4:30 from Monday to Friday a first come first serve and will be available to a maximum of 10 people at a time.
Contact the Yukon Human Rights Commission to find out more about the Learning Centre.

YHRC Library

The Yukon Human Rights Commission has a human rights library! The Library includes human rights related documents, books and children’s books. Anyone can borrow a book from our collection from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.

Policy Review

Commission staff provide a human rights, harassment, and ethical practices policy review service to ensure that policies are consistent with the Yukon Human Rights Act. Contact us to find out more about how the Commission can help.

Research

The Commission is mandated to do research and share information on equality, discrimination, harassment and human rights. To find out more about how the Commission can help, contact us at info@yukonhumanrights.ca or (867) 667-6226.

Partnership Initiatives

The Yukon Human Rights Commission actively engages in community initiatives and partnerships on the local, territorial and national levels. We welcome opportunities to work with other Yukon organizations. Contact us to discuss your idea!

Towards a Yukon Without Workplace Sexual Harassment

The Commission has partnered with the Government of Canada on the Towards a Yukon Without Workplace Sexual Harassment five-year project. This initiative aims to address and eliminate workplace sexual harassment in Yukon. Find out more about A Yukon Without Workplace Sexual Harassment.

Presentations

The Yukon Human Rights Commission offers human rights presentations that can be tailored to your needs. The Commission provides training to individuals, businesses and schools. If you are interested, please contact the Commission by using the rights promotion request form at the top of this page.

We provide presentations and guest speakers for events and conferences, and also deliver one-on-one or group custom training upon request. When possible, we seek to cost recover a limited fee from organisations requesting full-day or half-day custom training session, but this fee can be waived in case of financial need or at the Commission’s discretion.

General Inquiries

Yukon Human Rights Commission staff can provide you with information in response to a specific issue or a general inquiry. For example, staff consult with employers and groups on methods to foster an environment of equality and to reduce discrimination. If the Commission is unable to help, staff will direct you to other service providers, educators or agencies that offer relevant programs and services.

Dates significant to human rights and diversity

The Yukon Human Rights Commission specifically recognizes International Human Rights Day (December 10), and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21).

The United Nations (UN) designates international days to focus the world on the issues in which the UN has an interest and commitment. Plan or attend events that recognize and celebrate these dates.

Resources

The Yukon Human Rights Commission can provide helpful and accessible resources and materials to individuals, groups, organisations or schools upon request. If you don’t see a resource you are looking for, don’t hesitate to call, email or drop by our office.

Workplace Sexual Harassment Resources

These resources come from a diverse mix of organisations. Some reference federal legislation, some Yukon legislation, and a few reference legislation from other jurisdictions. However, all provide some sort of resource to help work through and understand issues of sexual harassment in the workplace.

The Commission does not guarantee the accuracy or endorse the content on any page linked from our website. We do our best to keep the content up to date, but if you find a broken link or cannot find a resource you would like, please contact us.

Online Trainings

Teacher Resources

Useful Links

CASHRA Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies