Human Rights – Manitoba

Under Part II, section 9(2)(g) of the Manitoba Human Rights Code, gender identity is a prohibited ground of discrimination. Gender identity is interpreted broadly by the Commission as including gender expression.

Gender identity is defined under the Code as a person’s internal, individual experience of gender. Gender expression as defined by the Commission is the way in which an individual presents and communicates gender.

The province has produced a document that outlines guidelines for the protection of gender identity.

You can file a human rights complaint if you feel you’ve been discriminated against under one of the protected grounds through the Manitoba Human Rights Commission.

Sources: Manitoba Human Rights Code; Manitoba Human Rights Commission.