The JLP recognizes Human Rights Day
December 10th, 2020 marks the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Originally adopted in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognizes that everyone has a right to civil, social, economic and political rights.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms expands upon the Declaration and enshrines its essence into the fabric of Canadian society.
Each person has a right to live free from discrimination on any grounds. We have a right to access education, health care, economic opportunities and a decent standard of living. All of us have a right to participate in decisions that affect our lives.
The JLP recognizes that there is still much work to do in Canada to ensure that all people have these basic human rights.
None of us are truly free until we are all free.
The JLP supports and actively promotes human rights through its various workshops which put emphasis on respect, inclusion, anti-discrimination and safety for all employees in the federal public service.