How to File a Notification

Seeking a resolution can be an emotional and stressful experience for all parties involved but our Tribunal works hard to guide you through the process with respect, compassion and professionalism.

First determine if we are the correct authority to assist you.

If you believe that you have experienced discrimination or harassment in Nunavut, which has occurred within the last two years, you should contact the Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal. We do not adjudicate matters regarding federal businesses or organizations. The Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal is located in Coral Harbour. Please contact us for information and to receive a Notification form to begin the process.

A Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal Human Rights Officer can be reached at 1-866-413-6478 toll-free.

If you think you have been discriminated against by a federal business or organization these fall under the jurisdiction of the Canadian Human Rights Act, not the Nunavut Human Rights Act. Some examples include banks, airlines, telecommunications companies, the RCMP or a federal government department.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission can be reached by phone at 1-888-214-1090 toll-free.

File a Notification.

If you feel you have been discriminated against or harassed based on one of the grounds in the Act you should complete a Notification form (download form now) and file it with the Human Rights Tribunal office. A Notification is a form that must be completed by the person (the Applicant) who says they have been discriminated against.

The Notification form asks you to explain the following:

  • 1Who did it?
  • 2What happened?
  • 3Which prohibited ground of discrimination?
  • 4Is it still occurring?
  • 5Who else knows about it or saw it?
  • 6How were you affected?
  • 7What would make it right?

The Notification asks you to say which prohibited grounds the discrimination or harassment was based on (e.g. your race, disability, sex etc.). You can choose more than one but you must choose at least one. You must also explain how the actions you are complaining about are based on (connected to) the ground or grounds.

Any documentation that will support your claim should be attached to the Notification. Whenever possible, you should seek the services of a lawyer. You may also have other people in your family or community assist you in communicating with the Tribunal Office.

Download Forms and Guides

Forms and guides can be downloaded below, and are also available upon request from the Tribunal Office.

  • Notification
  • A Guide to Filing a Notification
  • What is the Nunavut Human Rights Act?

Ways to File

The form can be completed orally or in writing and in any of the official languages of Nunavut. It can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Tribunal Office to the attention of the Tribunal Executive Director. In addition a Notification can be filed on your behalf with your informed consent.

Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal
PO Box 15
Coral Harbour, NU  X0C 0C0

Tel (toll-free): 1-866-413-6478
Fax (toll-free): 1-888-220-1011

“The Parties”

The Respondent is an individual or organization named in your Notification as allegedly committing the act of discrimination or harassment. If you experienced negative treatment, you should be sure to include any organization that could be responsible (for example, if the claim is about your job, you should always include the organization you work for).

You (the Applicant) and anyone you name as a Respondent are referred to as the Parties to the Notification.

What happens after I file a Notification?