The Commission’s role

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You can contact the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse to obtain more information on your rights or if your rights are not respected.

The Commission’s mandate is to inform the public and investigate human rights and youth rights complaints.

The Commission’s services are free of charge and available to anyone in Québec. It is not necessary to be a citizen of Canada or to be a permanent resident to benefit from the protection of the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.


                               

Information

  • Visit our Website  to obtain information on your rights and the work of the Commission.
  • Follow us on Facebook This link will redirect you to an external website which may present barriers to accessibility. or Twitter This link will redirect you to an external website which may present barriers to accessibility. to keep up on the latest human rights news in Québec and the Commission’s positions.
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Filing a complaint

You can file a human rights complaint if you believe that:

  1. You are a victim of discrimination or harassment based on one of the grounds prohibited by the Charter
    AND
    This situation prevents you from fully exercising your rights in one of the areas protected by the Charter
  2. You are an elderly person or a disabled person, victim of exploitation
  3. You are a victim of discrimination in employment on account of a previous conviction
  4. You are a victim of reprisals because you filed a complaint or you have been involved in an investigation by the Commission

Making an intervention request

You can ask the Commission to intervene concerning youth rights if you believe that:

  • The rights of a child or youth have been violated.

The Commission may intervene with respect to services provided by:

  • A Director of Youth Protection (DYP) when a case has been reported;
  • A youth centre that has taken in charge a child or youth;
  • A foster home to which the child or youth has been entrusted;
  • Any institution, organization or person acting under the YPA, such as a rehabilitation centre, CLSC, police officer, or CRDI (intellectual disability rehabilitation centre);
  • Any institution or person who has custody of a youth found guilty of an offence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).
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