The Alberta Human Rights Commission has been reducing discrimination and protecting human rights in the province since 1973. Through public education, community initiatives, and complaint resolution, the commission is delivering on its mandate to foster equality and reduce unlawful discrimination.

The commission has resolved more than 18,000 human rights complaints since improved tracking was put in place in 1998. It has also increased collaboration with community stakeholders to address human rights issues, administered more than $20 million in grants, and has overseen the addition of new grounds to the Alberta Human Rights Act to reduce unlawful discrimination.

“I ask all Albertans to join me in celebrating a province that appreciates the diversity of its population and that protects the dignity and human rights of all its citizens. Alongside the commission, I am proud to celebrate their 50 years of service to Albertans.”

Mickey Amery, Minister of Justice

Every person, regardless of race, sex, colour, religion, disability or other protected ground, deserves and is entitled to be treated with respect and dignity.

“We still have a long way to go as we walk arm in arm with all Albertans to uphold human rights and fight discrimination, but I am encouraged by how far we have come and am hopeful as we look forward to the next 50 years. We will continue to build this great province through multiculturalism, diversity and mutual respect.”

Kathryn Oviatt, chief of the commission and tribunals, Alberta Human Rights Commission

Get involved

To encourage public engagement and broaden understanding of human rights, the commission has compiled a provincial human rights resource list that includes numerous events, webinars, podcasts, videos, books and reports as part of its 50th anniversary campaign.

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