- Discourage and eliminate discrimination
- Investigate and resolve discrimination complaints quickly and effectively
- Support and seek remedies for individuals and groups who suffer discrimination
- Promote, approve and monitor equity programs
- Promote research and education strategies to advance the principles of equality and diversity, and to encourage understanding of human rights issues
- Promote leadership on human rights related public policy development and implementation
- Promote advances in human rights legislation and protection
Our Visual Identity
Our visual identity captures the meaning and focus of our work. Graphically, it represents two intersecting (=) symbols that form a shelter under which the basic human rights of every Saskatchewan citizen are protected.
Its colours represent the three levels of human rights legislation and jurisdiction that provide this protection. The colours Green and Gold represent the Province of Saskatchewan and its Bill of Rights. Red represents Canada and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. And, Blue represents the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Together, these pieces of legislation define and protect the rights of every Saskatchewan citizen and inform our work everyday.
Barry Wilcox, K.C.Chief CommissionerBarry Wilcox is a senior member of Prince Albert’s legal community and a partner with the Novus Law Group. A longstanding and respected member of the Prince Albert bar, Barry is known for his expertise in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He has appeared before all three Saskatchewan Courts and the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission on behalf of clients. He began serving as a Commissioner in June 2011.
Colleen Cameron-Bergan is an accomplished executive with policy-making, strategic planning, and communications experience in the telecommunications industry. She is also an active leader in the Aboriginal and health care communities in our province. Ms. Cameron is a member of the Beardy’s Okemasis First Nation who currently resides in Saskatoon with her family. She was appointed to be a Commissioner in February 2015.
Michael San MiguelCommissioner
Michael San Miguel is a long-time community builder with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, culture, and public service. He is a skilled leader in the non-profit housing industry, promoting the importance of safe, affordable homes and strong communities. He currently resides in Saskatoon with his family. He was appointed to be a Commissioner in December 2016.
Dr. Fatima CoovadiaCommissioner
Dr. Fatima Coovadia has a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree as well as a Masters of Health Administration. In concert with the “Think Good. Do Good.” organization, she has worked in classrooms in both the Saskatoon School Division and the Saskatoon Greater Catholic School Division building knowledge, empathy, and understanding for all citizens in the community. She is also a leader in the Islamic Association of Saskatoon, serves on the Board of the Remai Modern, and is a consultant at Coovadia Consulting. She began serving as a Commissioner in January 2018.