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Dr. Fatima Coovadia Appointed as New SHRC Commissioner

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Fatima Coovadia as a new Commissioner. The Government of Saskatchewan made the 5-year appointment on January 25, 2018 through an Order of Council. “Dr. Coovadia is an ardent advocate of social justice who…

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January 10 - Raoul Wallenberg Day

Today, the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission pays tribute to Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat whose incredible courage and selfless determination helped save tens of thousands of Jewish lives in Nazi-occupied Hungary. Called “the greatest humanitarian of the 20th Century” by the…

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Service Animals: The Right to Access Public Services and Facilities

Are you a manager or business owner? Did you know that a person who relies on a trained service animal has the same right to access public services and facilities with their animal as any other person? What’s more, it is a violation of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code for service providers…

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Follow Up to the Open Letter Regarding Discrimination in Tenancy: Next Steps

Two years ago today, the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and the Office of Residential Tenancies (ORT) issued a joint open letter about rental housing. At that time, and with near-zero percent vacancies in many communities, people receiving social assistance reported consistent…

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Jan Gitlin Receives Senate 150 Medal

A century and a half ago, the Senate of Canada convened in Ottawa and sat in Parliament for the first time. This year, to commemorate the milestone, the Senate is awarding medals of recognition to people across the country.  These Senate 150th Anniversary Medals — struck by the Royal…

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