Social Condition as a Prohibited Ground of Discrimination in Canada

The project Social Condition as a Prohibited Ground of Discrimination in Canada is part of a cooperation agreement between the HRREC and the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC). The purpose of the project is to contribute to the CHRC’s research on socio-economic rights to the development of relevant policy on this matter.

During the 2017, the Human Rights Clinic carried a critical review regarding the arguments used for and against including social condition as a prohibited ground of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act. The research assessed the evidence that supports each argument and identified potential gaps.

Project Partner: Canadian Human Rights Commission

Academic Advisors: Professors John Packer and David Wiseman

Project Coordinator: Kirsten van Houten, HRREC Member

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