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Canada recognizes and upholds the rights and freedoms of every resident and citizen. This section has links to information about laws, charters, and other measures that protect your rights and freedoms in order for you to live up to your fullest potential.


Quick Facts

  • Historically, Canada has been regarded as a pioneer in the field of human rights.
  • According to the Canadian Human Rights Commission, human rights define what we are all entitled to — a life of equality, dignity, and respect.
  • The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first new national museum that is situated outside of Canada’s Capital Region.

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Understanding rights and responsibilities: Are Canadians’ freedom of expression being curtailed?

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Many newcomers come to Canada expecting to exercise their human rights more freely here especially if they’ve come from countries… Read more »

Know these 5 “isms” to build a more inclusive society

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What is an inclusive society? The term gets its meaning from the word ‘inclusion’, which means the practice of including… Read more »

The Census: What it is and why you need to be counted

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Canada holds a census every five years. It is done to provide a “statistical portrait” of the country and its… Read more »

Census basics and safety tips

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So you received mail from Statistics Canada asking you to fill out a questionnaire. And you’re wondering: I’m not a… Read more »

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Diversity in Manitoba: Many cultures, one neighbourhood

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Manitoba is known as a melting pot of many cultures. In fact, it has always been a multicultural society from… Read more »

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Diversity in Manitoba

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Course Description Diversity in Manitoba is a 4-week course. You will learn about multiculturalism and diversity in our province. This… Read more »

Idiom Set: Multiculturalism

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In this idioms set you’ll find Canadian idioms relating to multiculturalism. Click on each lesson for cool infographics, quizzes, and… Read more »

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