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  • Justice Minister's Declaration of December 10th as International Human Rights Day in Saskatchewan
    Justice Minister Don Morgan designates December 10th, 2008, "Human Rights Day" in Saskatchewan. - December 10th Declaration

  • Saskatchewan Court of Appeal to Hear Hate Speech Appeal
    William Whatcott v. Saskatchewan (Human Rights Tribunal) et al.

    On September 19, 2008, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal will hear William Whatcott’s appeal of a decision that he violated section 14(1)(b) of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. -  Whatcott Appeal Information

  • SHRC  2007-2008 annual report
    The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission's 2007-2008 Annual Report was tabled in the Saskatchewan Legislature on July 29, 2008.-  Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission 2007-2008 Annual Report 

  • Disability complaint settled during hearing: Neff v. City of Moose Jaw - Download PDF

  • SHRC response to Tribunal decision upholding same-sex marriage complaint - Download PDF


  • International Human Rights Day - December 10, 2006 
    At this time of year, the contrast between abundance and deprivation in our world is glaring. In our own country, the disparity between the wealthy and the poor is disturbing and the gap appears to be widening. (read more )

  • Protecting the human rights of persons with mental disabilities - December 3, 2006 
    It is likely we all know someone who has struggled with depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, or behavioral disorders and addictions.  Yet, the silence surrounding the treatment of a mental illness means that the negative stigma associated with it remains. (read more)

  • Municipalities Rally Against Racism - March 21, 2006
    March 21st is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. It is the day which was proclaimed by the United Nations forty years ago to commemorate the people killed and wounded at a peaceful anti-apartheid demonstration outside Sharpeville, South Africa in 1960. In Saskatchewan, March 21st provides an opportunity to express our ongoing commitment to a society free from all forms of racism.  (read more)

  • Why We Should Care About Discrimination Against Older Persons
    October 1st is the International Day of Older Persons, a day set aside by the United Nations to address the independence, participation, care, self-fulfillment and dignity of older persons. But the reality is that older Saskatchewan residents face discrimination in many important parts of life. (read more)





  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3, 2002
    December 3rd has been proclaimed the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Saskatchewan by the provincial government.
  • Rights awareness handbook available June 20, 2002
    To coincide with June 21st, National Aboriginal Day, a new handbook aimed at easing the transition for Aboriginal people moving to large urban centres from rural Saskatchewan was launched.


  • Human rights tribunal appointed November 26, 2001
    A new tribunal panel appointed to hear human rights complaints will provide more expertise and result in more consistent and timely decisions.
  • Settlement reached in sex discrimination complaint April 11, 2001
    Donna Scott, Chief Commissioner and Director of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, today announced the settlement of a sex discrimination complaint brought against the University of Saskatchewan, College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Sociology by five faculty members of the Sociology department.
  • Intolerance has no place in Saskatchewan, September 11, 2001
    For more than 50 years, all citizens of Saskatchewan have enjoyed the protections of the Saskatchewan Bill of Rights which guarantees the right to freedom from discrimination, freedom of conscience, expression and association. Today, as the dark shadow of international terrorism threatens to eclipse the fundamental freedoms we have come to enjoy... (more)