Model Collaborative Initiative

The Human Rights Maturity Model (the Model) is the result of a collaborative initiative between the Canadian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) and organizations within the private and public sectors. The Model benefited from the guidance and commitment of all parties which provided a forum for advising on content, development and continuous improvement.

The Commission thanks all who assisted in the development of the Model which included representation from various organizations:

Employer Advisory Council
Human Rights Maturity Model Steering Committee
Human Rights Maturity Model Working Group
Pilot Test Phase

The Commission ended its one-year pilot test phase of the Model in September 2011. Six federally regulated organizations, as well as the Commission tested the Model. These medium and large-sized organizations – from the private and public sectors and involving unionized and non-unionized employees – recognize the value of diversity, inclusiveness and respect in the modern workplace and have begun to reshape their environment by implementing policies and practices that promote these objectives.

Pilot test organizations:
Bell Aliant
Canada Post Corporation
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Farm Credit Canada
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Thank you to all the pilot test organizations who led the way towards the progressive, respectful workplaces of the future!