About Our Advocacy

From time to time, CLAIHR undertakes various advocacy projects and campaigns to further our mandate of promoting the recognition of internationally-protected fundamental human rights in Canada and abroad.

To learn more about CLAIHR’s advocacy work, please select one of the topics below.

Submission to Canada’s Strategy for Responsible Business Conduct: Canada must adopt mandatory legislative and administrative measures to ensure Canadian corporations do not violate human rights abroad.

CLAIHR and Accountability Counsel call for greater fairness, support and protections for complainants at the Canadian Ombudsperson for Social Enterprise

CLAIHR Statement on Ontario’s Emergency Powers: Ontario’s Bill 195, which extends Ontario’s emergency powers without oversight or a declared state of emergency, is inconsistent with international law.

Submission to Ontario’s Capital Markets Modernization Taskforce on proposed human rights disclosure requirements in mandatory securities issuer reporting

Letter Calling for Windsor-Essex’s Medical Officer of Health to Protect Migrant Farm Workers against COVID19

Letter Calling for Canada to Become a Leader in Advocating for Anti-Racism in Law Enforcement on the Global Stage

Letter Supporting a UN Convention on the Rights of Older Persons

An Outline of Canadian Human Rights Concerns Arising from the COVID-19 Pandemic (with Links to Relevant Resources)

CLAIHR also supports the work of other organizations by signing onto their letters and calls to action. These initiatives can be found here.