The Northwest Territories (NWT) Human Rights Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of 22 different grounds. One of these is age.
The Commission recognizes that age stereotypes can lead to discrimination and has created a document called “Understanding Ageism” to help individuals, business owners, landlords, and service providers better understand how to prevent age-based discrimination.
“Older and younger people can be affected by age stereotypes,” the Commission said. “Understanding Ageism can help people recognize age stereotypes and avoid acting in a discriminatory manner.”
The Commission has made this document available on their website and smaller brochures for older and younger persons are available online and from their office.
“Contact us if you would like some,” the Commission said. “Anyone who experiences ageism or age discrimination is encouraged to voice their concern.”
The Commission welcomes inquiries from employers, service providers, and landlords Jackson added.
“Our staff is happy to discuss accommodation processes and to help organizations better understand their obligations under the Act,” the Commission said. “Individuals are welcome to contact the Commission with questions about their particular situation. All inquiries are confidential. Our staff will work with individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination.”
The NWT Human Rights Commission works to promote a culture of inclusion through education and discussion about equality of human rights and the NWT Human Rights Act.
To learn more visit nwthumanrights.ca, call them at 867-669-5575 or join them on Facebook at facebook.com/nwthrc