Beyond Labels: 2017 Human Rights Symposium

September 27, 2017 at 8:00am until 5:00pm
September 28, 2017 at 8:00am until 5:00pm
Shaw Centre
Price: Various Prices
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The Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2017 symposium will challenge our thinking, our behaviour and the labels we use for each other and ourselves, setting the foundation for discussions about human rights over the next 40 years.

Join human rights advocates, academics, employers, lawyers, and engaged citizens from across the country as we explore the future of human rights beyond labels as it relates to technology, our institutions, our workplaces, and our public spaces.

Conference Costs:
Two-Day Registration (Cost $750.00 + HST = $847.50)

One Day Registration – Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (Cost $400.00+ HST = $452.00)

One Day Registration – Thursday, September 28, 2017 (Cost $400.00+ HST = $452.00)

Student Two-Day Registration (Cost $350.00 + HST = $395.50)

Student One-Day Registration – Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (Cost $200.00 + HST = $226.00)

Student One-Day Registration – Thursday, September 28, 2017 (Cost $200.00+ HST = $226.00)

Beyond Labels

Labels help define us and stay connected to who we are.

Canada’s human rights laws are based on formal grounds, or labels, that define our unique combination of characteristics – our gender, our religion, our disability, our sexual orientation, our race. These labels have been embraced by many as a call to action for groups who claim these identities. Yet more and more, people are rejecting these labels.

During this pivotal year – Canada 150, 40 years of the Canadian Human Rights Act, and the 35th anniversary of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – we are asking participants: Is it time to focus on what unites us instead of what divides us?

The Canadian Human Rights Commission

An inclusive society where everyone is valued and respected

As Canada’s human rights watchdog, the Commission protects the core principle of equal opportunity and promotes a vision of an inclusive society free from discrimination, where everyone is valued and respected.

Through research and policy development, through a fair and effective complaints process, through representing the public interest, and through auditing for compliance with employment equity, the Commission works to advance the human rights of every person in Canada.

The Beyond Labels Symposium is part of a national series of events.