The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC)
is celebrating its 40th anniversary during the academic year 2021-2022!
This event is part of a diverse and rich programme developed to highlight this major milestone.
Working for Human Rights Series with Marie-Claude Landry
Thursday, October 21, 2021
15:00 to 16:00
ONLINE | ZOOM Meeting
Event in French. | Free and open to all.
RSVP required to receive the link: REGISTER HERE.
This series is an opportunity for students, alumni and any other person interested in Human Rights to hear about notable practitioners who will share their professional experience with them. Participants will have the chance to ask them questions on their career path!
- Marie-Claude LANDRY, Ad.E. | Chief Commissioner, Canadian Human Rights Commission since March 2015
Previously a founding partner of the law firm Landry, Boucher Inc., Ms. Landry is a renowned leader. Always conscious of placing people at the heart of her actions, Ms. Landry is using her leadership to protect people in vulnerable circumstances and advocate for human rights for all.
As Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Ms. Landry has undertaken several major initiatives, notably the reorganization and simplification of the human rights complaints process to break down barriers to access to justice for people in vulnerable circumstances. Under her leadership, the Commission was also given four new and important roles, pursuant to the Accessible Canada Act, the Pay Equity Act and the National Housing Strategy Act.
Ms. Landry meets regularly with many organizations and stakeholders across Canada to hear and understand their concerns. She has taken upon herself and is committed to amplifying the voices that may otherwise go unheard.
To raise awareness of the enormous socio-economic impacts of systemic racism and discrimination, Ms. Landry continues to participate in various events an engage with racialized communities.
Ms. Landry is a strong advocate for collaboration, solidarity and equality. Ms. Landry has been using her voice to denounce the rise of racism across Canada, and call attention to the adverse and disproportionate impacts of COVID 19 response and recovery measures on minority groups.