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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

What is the Commission’s role?

The Commission promotes and upholds the principles contained in:

It is also responsible for the enforcement of:

The Commission: 

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What is the difference between the Commission and the Human Rights Tribunal?

The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse is the institution which promotes and upholds human rights and freedoms, the rights of youth and equal access to employment.

The Human Rights Tribunal is a court specializing in matters of discrimination, harassment, exploitation and equal access to employment programs. As such, it upholds the human rights protected by the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

As part of its mandate, the Commission may decide, in some cases, to bring a case before the Human Rights Tribunal.

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What is the difference between the Commission and the Director of Youth Protection (DYP)?

The DYP is responsible for protecting children and youth when their safety or development may be endangered.

The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse intervenes when the rights of a child or adolescent, who is the subject of a report or who is taken in charge by the DYP, have been violated.

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What is the complaints process?

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