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  • May 12, 2022
    Sask. Legislature first in Canada to get Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification

    The  Saskatchewan Legislature has received Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) – making it the first legislative building in Canada to be designated as such. On May 10, 2022, a  plaque was unveiled at the legislature commemorating the designation. The plaque, which is to be installed in the hallway of the Prince of Wales entrance, […]

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  • March 21, 2022
    International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2022

    Sixty-two years ago, on March 21, 1960, police opened fire on a peaceful anti-apartheid demonstration outside Sharpsville, South Africa. Sixty-nine people were killed. More than 180 were wounded. The Sharpsville Massacre, as the event came to be known, gained worldwide attention. Calls for change echoed around the globe. In 1966, the United Nations declared March […]

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  • March 8, 2022
    International Women’s Day 2022

    In 1975, the United Nations declared March 8 as International Women’s Day. Forty-seven years later, the day encourages a celebration of  the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements and contributions of women and girls in society. It also remains a day of reflection and recognition of the struggles and challenges women and girls continue to […]

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  • December 6, 2021
    National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 2021

    It has been 32 years since a mass shooting at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal ended the lives of 14 young women. In the wake of this tragic event, Parliament designated December 6 as The National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Each year on this date, we wear white ribbons […]

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  • December 3, 2021
    International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

    Each year on December 3, people around the world observe the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Established by the United Nations in 1992, the goal of this annual observance is to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all aspects of society. The theme this year is Leadership and participation of persons […]

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  • August 9, 2021
    Barry Wilcox, Q.C. appointed interim Chief Commissioner

    The Saskatchewan Minister of Justice and Attorney General has appointed Barry Wilcox, Q.C. as the interim Chief Commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. Wilcox began serving as a Commissioner for the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission in June 2011. On September 12, 2018, the Government of Saskatchewan appointed him the Commission’s Deputy Chief Commissioner through […]

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  • July 29, 2021
    Chief Commissioner Arnot appointed to Senate

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today that the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission’s Chief Commissioner, David Arnot, has been appointed as an independent Senator. “This is a great honour and I am truly humbled,” said Arnot. “The Prime Minister was clear when he spoke to me that he expects me to make a significant contribution to […]

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