Useful Links and Resources Related to Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

May 16, 2015

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Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Canada’s Human Rights Legislation

Discrimination in Canada is prohibited by human rights legislation. Not all human rights legislation are the same, and some human rights legislation prohibit discrimination in different areas (e.g. federal legislation applies to employees of the federal government, whereas provincial legislation will apply to workplaces generally).

For the reasons above, if you wish to learn about discrimination, you should consult resources that concern specific human rights legislation (e.g. the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Human Rights Act, etc.).

The federal government, as well as the provincial and territorial governments, have all passed human rights legislation. Below you will find information on discrimination and human rights laws relative to the geographical region to which those laws apply.

For more information on Canada’s human rights legislation, see the “Human Rights Legislation” section above.

For more general information on discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, please consult the “Information on the Application of Human Rights Legislation” section above.

Canada, General

Canada, In the Workplace

Ontario, General

Ontario, In the Workplace

Ontario, In Housing

Ontario, In Education

Alberta, General

Alberta, In the Workplace

British Columbia, General

British Columbia, In the Workplace

British Columbia, In Housing

Manitoba, General

Manitoba, In the Workplace

Manitoba, In Housing

New Brunswick, General

New Brunswick, In Housing

Newfoundland and Labrador, General

Nova Scotia, General

Prince Edward Island, General

Prince Edward Island, In the Workplace

Quebec, General

Saskatchewan, General

Yukon, General

Yukon, In the Workplace