Canadian Charter of Rights and FreedomsA free symposium March 3 is intended to provide guidance to guarantees under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Symposium on Charter to provide guidance on human and language rights

The Humanities Research Group will present “Know Your Rights! A Community Symposium on the Charter,” Friday, March 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Freed-Orman Centre. An online participation option will be available here on conference day.

The free symposium, with simultaneous interpretation in both English and French, is intended to better equip equity-seeking groups and official language minority communities with information and tools to support efforts to ensure their rights and freedoms are recognized.

The day will feature three panels:

  • the first will tackle access to justice under the Charter;
  • the second will explore how human rights protected by the Charter can be expanded to aid vulnerable groups;
  • the third panel will focus on how to increase the scope of language rights for official language minority communities.

A full agenda listing the panellists and their presentation topics can be viewed here.

Participants, whether attending in person or virtually, can attend any or all panels of their choosing. The symposium will end with a networking session.

Complimentary refreshments and lunch will be served to participants who RSVP by Feb. 27 to Petar Bratic at

Symposium inquiries can be directed to political science professor Emmanuelle Richez at

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