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Section IV—Other Items of Interest

Governance Structure

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has a single mission: To contribute to the purpose of the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) and the Employment Equity Act (EEA) in protecting individual Canadians from discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity. Accordingly, the Tribunal has one main activity—the hearing and determination of complaints of discrimination referred to it under the CHRA and EEA.

The Minister of Justice speaks to Parliament regarding issues relating to the operation of the Tribunal. The Chairperson of the Tribunal, as deputy head, has supervision over the direction of the Tribunal’s work, including allocation of work among its members and the management of its internal affairs and resources.

The Tribunal’s Senior Management Committee, chaired by the deputy head, has responsibility for managing activities related to the Tribunal’s hearings program and is accountable for program performance. It is the principal form for deliberations on issues relating to program operations. The Management Committee has responsibility for administering the Tribunal’s internal services, resources, property, personnel, procurement and expenditures. It focuses on policy and planning issues and advises the Senior Management Committee on matters relating to general supervision and direction of the Tribunal’s hearing program.

Contact Information

Gregory M. Smith, Registrar
Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
160 Elgin St
11th floor
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 1J4

Tel: 613-995-1707
Fax: 613-995-3484