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Human Rights

“Human rights are inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. ” – United Nations. Resources include tools for those who have been denied their rights and education on human rights issues.

BC Humanist Association

The BC Humanist Association has been providing a community and voice for humanists, atheists, agnostics, and the non-religious of Metro Vancouver and British Columbia since 1982.



Canadian Coalition for Youth, Peace and Security

The Canadian Coalition for Youth, Peace and Security is a youth-led network of over 60 individuals and organizations working or interested in the fields of youth, peace and security with the primary purpose of uplifting each others’ work, advocacy and research. The CCYPS platform fosters a collaborative space for Canadian young people and allies to share and exchange resources and opportunities to better engage in the United Nations’ Youth, Peace and Security Agenda locally, nationally and globally.



Canadian Human Rights Commission

This site has information on how to make a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Discrimination and harassment are against the law in Canada.



Canadian Human Rights Toolkit

This resource toolkit is made for Kindergarten to Grade 12 in English and French. Although it is made for teachers, it is open to youth and provides a variety of literature, media, and lessons plans that can be helpful to parents, fellow teachers, who want to have access these resources.



Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Canadians take action, in partnership with Afghan women, toward improving conditions of human rights, ending women’s oppression, and providing opportunities for Afghan women to live their lives with dignity, certainty and purpose.



Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC)

DWDC is a national human-rights charity committed to improving quality of dying, protecting end-of-life rights, and helping people across Canada avoid unwanted suffering.



Equitas

Advancing equality, social justice and respect for human dignity in Canada and around the world through human rights education is the objective of this organization.



Equity Now

Social change often begins with legal change and so Equity Now uses the power of the law to create enduring equality for women and girls everywhere.



Everything You Need to Know About Palestine

This is a blog post that explains in depth what is going on in Palestine. It also breaks down key events highlighting what is going on, so that readers have the awareness to be able to more easily understand the article.



Gender Affirming Care in Nova Scotia

Members of the transgender, gender diverse, and intersex community (the Community) have been failed by our current system of gender-affirming care. (GAC) in Nova Scotia. This site is creating what will be the most progressive GAC policy in Canada.



Human Rights Hub

The Hub provides a central space to coordinate and promote the events and activities of the many individuals and groups in Winnipeg taking action on human rights issues! The Hub focuses on local activities, but has a global outlook on issues.


International Justice-Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch considers international justice accountability through fair trials for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity—to be an essential element of building respect for human rights.



International Youth Alliance for Family Planning Canada

International Youth Alliance for Family Planning (IYAFP) Canada is a collective advocating for youth engagement in sexual and reproductive health and rights by running events, advocating for change, and supporting one another to promote youth choice.



Manitoba Human Rights Commission

This is a resource that explains how to make a complaint, see upcoming seminars, and learn about the human rights laws and milestones reached in Manitoba.



Manitobans for Human Rights

The vision of MHR is that every person in the Province of Manitoba, Canada, receives all of the human rights enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.



Ontario Human Rights Commission

The OHRC works to promote, protect and advance human rights through research, education, targeted legal action and policy development



Outreach Social Care Project

Outreach Social Care Project is concerned and committed to ensuring that disadvantaged and underprivileged communities have sustainable and healthy livelihoods while recognizing the importance of environmental and conservation and the role it plays in our lives.



PEI Human Rights Commission

This independent agency is responsible for administering and enforcing the PEI Human Rights Act. They provide education, investigation and advice.



Public Service Alliance of Canada

The Public Service Alliance of Canada unequivocally supports the principles of human rights as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Human Rights Act.



Stride Advocacy

They work to advance dignity, freedom, justice, and security through collaborative relationships and transformative education on peace and human rights.



The Chaotic Story of the Right to Vote in Canada | CMHR

The story of the right to vote in Canada is the story of a centuries‐long struggle to extend democratic rights to all citizens. It’s a chaotic tale that includes rebellions and riots, as well as protests, and visits to the Supreme Court of Canada. Without further ado, here is the story of voting rights in what is now Canada.



The Critical Digital Humanities Initiative

CDHI's vision is to harness the very tools of the digital revolution to forge a new paradigm of critical humanities scholarship, one that bridges the humanities’ emphasis on power and culture in historical perspective with the tools and analysis of digital technology.



United Nations Human Rights

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) is the leading UN entity on human rights. They represent the world's commitment to the promotion and protection of the full range of human rights and freedoms set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.



Universal Suffrage 2018

The right to vote in Canada has not always been universal. It has been withheld from many groups throughout history based on gender, race, religion and even occupation. This article gives a brief history of voting rights.



Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition

The Vancouver Island Human Rights Coalition (VIHRC) is a community-based, non-profit agency that helps individuals and organizations uphold and promote human rights.



What are Human Rights in the Workplace?

This website discusses the laws around human rights in the workplace, with an emphasis on sexual harassment.



World Central Kitchen

WCK is a non-profit dedicated to serving millions of Ukranian families, serving thousands of food kits everyday and reaching the cities that are under attack right now. They source and hire locally to jumpstart economic recovery that happens through food, and helps to create hope in their journey doing so.



Youth Coalition

Youth Coalition is an international organization of young people (ages 18-29 years) committed to promoting adolescent and youth sexual and reproductive rights at the national, regional and international levels. We are students, researchers, lawyers, health care professionals, educators, development workers, and most importantly, we are all dedicated activists.



Read, Watch, & Learn


Denial (Movie, Directed by Mick Jackson)

Movie: David Irving, a holocaust denier, sues history professor Deborah Lipstad saying she calls him a denier, but the holocaust never existed. The court case takes place in the UK and the defence team has to prove that the holocaust happened.

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