Statements

  • June 3, 2020
    Police and citizens have responsibility to uphold human rights and eradicate racism

    The brutal and senseless killing of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, catalyzed attention and set off a wave of protest that has spread throughout America, and beyond. In Saskatchewan and around the world, people are protesting and acknowledging the anguish of the affected communities. They are demonstrating to pressure their own governments to address […]

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  • May 26, 2020
    Hate speech: an impetus that leads to hate crime

    COVID-19 is an unprecedented crisis that has given rise to unprecedented civic collaboration and cooperation. In Saskatchewan, and around the world, there has been an outpouring of support and solidarity. Many people, often strangers to each other, are connecting in ways they have rarely connected before, reaching out and helping the most vulnerable members of […]

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  • May 12, 2020
    Hateful act of vandalism unacceptable

    On the morning of May 10, three buildings in Saskatoon were vandalized. Grosvenor Park United Church, McClure United Church, and St. Andrew’s College at the University of Saskatchewan were defaced with homophobic graffiti.

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  • May 6, 2020
    Mental Health and Human Rights

    The COVID-19 global outbreak has led to an increase in mental health issues, both by exacerbating existing mental health conditions and by causing new ones. The loss of loved ones, job losses, reduced or lost income, self-isolation, and social/physical distancing are having adverse effects on peoples’ mental health.

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  • July 24, 2019
    Racial discrimination complaint resolved through mediation

    The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce that a settlement has been reached in a complaint of discrimination based on ancestry....

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  • March 20, 2019
    Actions Speak Louder Than Words For Victims Of Hate

    On the evening of March 14, 2019, the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission held a public “Courageous Conversation” event about hate speech. Our ...

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  • March 19, 2019
    Inclusive Communities

    People with intellectual and physical disabilities have the right to live free from discrimination, and to enjoy the same services, vocations, and education as every other citizen in the Province...

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  • October 30, 2018
    Communities Must Respond to the Pittsburgh Attack

    Saturday’s attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh was an odious act fueled by intolerance, ignorance, and malice – a stark and somber...

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  • December 21, 2017
    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...

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