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The PEI Human Rights Commission reminds people to keep human rights responsibilities in mind during this time of uncertainty. The Commission endorses the advice provided by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. Please refer to http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/news_centre/ohrc-policy-statement-covid-19-pandemic

Please be advised that due to recommendations of Public Health Officials the PEI Human Rights Commission office will remain closed to the public until further notice. We are working remotely and will do our best to respond to email's in a timely fashion. If you need to leave a voice mail please note that ONLY 902-368-4180 will be checked for messages. Complaints, responses and other documents may be filed by email or fax until further notice. If you must hand deliver your complaint you may leave it in the mailbox outside the office Monday to Friday between 8-4. The mailbox will be checked twice a day. Please do not leave documents in the mailbox after hours or if you are in self isolation. Regular mail is being received at this time but may be subject to delays. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
 
Although the Commission will consider requests for time extensions as a direct result of COVID:19 you should note that the Human Rights Act does not allow any flexibility in the 1 year limitation period for filing a complaint. Therefore if you are close to your limitation period you should file your complaint as soon as possible. 

“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.

                                                        




                                   

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