Member – Canadian Human Rights Tribunal – Canada

Member – Canadian Human Rights Tribunal – Canada.

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is a quasi-judicial administrative tribunal mandated by the Canadian Human Rights Act to inquire into complaints of discrimination in the federally regulated sphere (federal government institutions and Crown corporations, First Nation governments, banks, airlines, broadcasters, interprovincial transportation and communications undertakings).The Tribunal decides whether a person or organization has engaged in a discriminatory practice under the Act.

The purpose of the Canadian Human Rights Act is to protect individuals from discrimination. It states that all Canadians have the right to equality, equal opportunity, fair treatment, and an environment free of discrimination. It prohibits discriminatory practices based on one or more of the following 13 prohibited grounds: race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, disability or conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered. The legislation identifies specific discriminatory practices in the fields of employment, the provision of goods and services, and the provision of residential and commercial accommodation.

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Members mediate and adjudicate complaints which have been referred for inquiry by the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Members are required to impartially preside over hearings across Canada, and to give all parties a full and ample opportunity to appear, present evidence, and make representations.

At the conclusion of the inquiry, Members decide whether a discriminatory practice has occurred, and if so, they determine an appropriate remedy.

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Members are also empowered to preside over review tribunals constituted pursuant to the Employment Equity Act.

The Government of Canada will consider bilingual proficiency and diversity in assessing applicants. You are therefore encouraged to include in your online profile your ability to speak and understand your second official language. Preference may be given to applicants who are members of one or more of the following groups: women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of a visible minority group.

To be considered, please ensure that the information provided in your curriculum vitae and cover letter clearly demonstrate how you meet the following requirements:

A link to this notice will be placed in the Canada Gazette to assist the Governor in Council in identifying qualified candidates. It is not, however, intended to be the sole means of recruitment.

A list of qualified candidates may be established and may be used for similar opportunities.

Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2020. Candidates must apply online via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Deputy Director of Selection Processes, Senior Personnel Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.

Instructions on how to apply for an appointment opportunity can be found on the Governor in Council Appointments website.