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For more information about your rights and your children's rights in the current context, see the FAQs and resources on the page Your rights and COVID-19. Please note that all of our services continue to be offered online or by phone, even though all staff members are teleworking.

Your rights and COVID-19
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    All people

    Everyone in Québec has rights. There are a variety of laws that guarantee and protect your rights. The Québec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms is the fundamental law that does so.

    The Charter protects your fundamental rights and freedoms in all areas of life:

    • employment
    • housing
    • public space
    • contracts (insurance policies, leases, etc.)

    The Charter also protects your rights in your private relationships, such as those with your:

    • neighbours
    • colleagues
    • relatives (for example, your mother, father, brother, sister or cousin)
    • teachers

    The Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms protects everyone in Québec

    This means that it protects:

    • adults and young people
    • people who were born in Québec, other parts of Canada and abroad
    • people who are visiting Québec (tourists, temporary workers)

    View the Charter

    This vidéo presents the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms (French only)

    The Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms Made Easy

    This simplified and illustrated version of the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms explains each section of the Charter in clear language and with the help of examples. The Charter Made Easy is available in: