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Welcome to the Human Rights Commission

The PEI Human Rights Commission reminds people to keep human rights responsibilities in mind during this time of uncertainty. If you have questions about your rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Act, please call us to discuss your situation by phone at 902-368-4134 or email us at

Please note that the PEI Human Rights Commission is operating on a restricted basis as recommended by the Public Health Office.  The Commission encourages the use of phone and electronic contact as much as possible. 

In person meetings will be arranged when necessary by appointment only. Please call us to set up a time. You will be required to answer a number of screening questions before you can enter the office including questions regarding whether you or anyone with whom you have had contact is experiencing covid - like symptoms and whether you are required to be self isolating.  If so, please do not book your appointment until that is no longer the case.

“It is recognized in Prince Edward Island as a fundamental principle that all persons are equal in dignity and human rights without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnic or national origin, family status, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, political belief, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or source of income." (Preamble, Human Rights Act)

The Prince Edward Island Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination in areas such as employment and services on the basis of certain personal characteristics or grounds (sex, race, disability...). Discrimination is the unequal, stereotypical or prejudicial treatment of persons.

The Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission is an independent body that administers and enforces the Prince Edward Island Human Rights Act. The Act establishes a complaint process for the investigation and adjudication of complaints. The Commission also develops programs of public information and education about human rights.                          

Quick Reference Resources PEI Human Rights Act Complaint FormResponse Form

Upcoming Panel Hearings Schedule of hearings

Calendar of Events

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