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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. The Commission endorses the advice provided by the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Due to recommendations of public health officials, the PEI Human Rights Commission office is  closed to the public until further notice. Staff are working remotely and we will do our best to respond to your email in a timely fashion. If you need to leave a voice mail, 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, leave it in the mailbox outside the office Monday to Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. The mailbox will be checked twice a day. Do not leave documents in the mailbox after hours or if you are in self-isolation. We continue to receive regular mail but it may be subject to delays. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Requests for Extensions due to COVID-19
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 one 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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