Useful Links

The Tribunal suggests several additional websites relating to matters of Human Rights and the Québec legal regime. The following are links to governmental institutions, community and aid organizations, and legal databases websites. Please note that this list is not exhaustive and that the Human Rights Tribunal is in no way responsible for the content of these websites.



The Human Rights Commission ensures the promotion and respect of the rights guaranteed by the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, as well as the Youth Protection Act and the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Any person who wishes to institute proceedings before the Human Rights Tribunal because he/she believe that he/she has been the victim of discrimination, harassment or exploitation, prohibited by the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, must first file a complaint with the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de ka jeuneese (s. 74 of the Charter).

CDPDJ website


Ministère de la Justice du Québec website (Department of Justice)
The website contains information on the Department, lists of publications as well as forms, programs and services. In addition, a section of this website is dedicated to the Tribunal.

Judicial Tribunals
The websites of the Québec Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Québec, the Court of Québec, the Human Rights Tribunal, the Professions Tribunal and the Municipal courts.

Canadian Human Rights Commission
Federal agency protecting equal opportunity and promoting the vision of an inclusive society free of discrimination. The Commission is responsible for receiving and resolving discrimination complaints under the Canadian Human Rights Act. The Commission deals with discrimination complaints against the federal government, First Nations governments, and private companies that are regulated by the federal government such as banks, trucking companies, and telecommunications companies.

Chambre des huissiers de justice du Québec
The website provides a search tool to locate bailiffs in Québec. It also contains a section entitled “Protection du public”, which presents norms and standards governing the profession.

Le Protecteur du citoyen
Impartial and independant organization whose mission is to ensure respect for the rights of citizens in their relations with public services.

Registraire des entreprises du Québec
Public register of businesses registered in Québec, with information on the status of the enterprise, the names of its administrators, etc.

In this section, the Tribunal proposes a selection of online tools to help you find a lawyer or legal information, through the law associations and legal information clinics. The links are provided for information.


Other websites to find a lawyer

Community Justice Centers

  • These centers provide free legal information, support, and referral services regardless of the person’s income or the nature of the issue.

Commission des services juridiques (Legal aid)

  • The website provides the eligibility criteria and the financial thresholds applicable in order to qualify for free legal aid services.

Clinique juridique Juripop

  • This legal clinic offers legal services at very modest costs to people who are not eligible for legal aid, but who nonetheless have limited financial resources.

Mile-End Legal Clinic

  • Network of lawyers and law students offering free legal consultation to people who do not qualify for legal aid, but who cannot afford a lawyer.

In this section, you will find a selection of websites through which you can access, for free, to the decisions of all the tribunals and courts of Canada, including the Human Rights Tribunal. You can also find, on these websites, federal and provincial laws and regulations.


Case law

The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)

Société québécoise d'information juridique (SOQUIJ)

  • Offers free access to decisions rendered by Canadian tribunals in the section “Services aux citoyens”.
  • Includes decisions rendered by the Human Rights Tribunal.

Centre d’accès à l’information juridique (CAIJ)

  • Offers free access to decisions rendered by Canadian tribunals, with their related judicial history.
  • The website includes decisions rendered by the Human Rights Tribunal.
  • The website also provides access to doctrine on various legal topics as well as a legal dictionary.



Publications du Gouvernement du Québec – Laws and Regulations

  • Offers free access to Québec laws and regulations.

The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII)

  • Offers free access to Canadian law, notably federal and provincial laws and regulations.

Commission des services juridiques (Legal Aid)

  • Agency responsible for applying Québec’s Act respecting legal aid and the provision of certain other legal services. The website includes eligibility criteria as well as legal information video clips.


  • Organization whose mission is to provide legal information to the general public in simple and everyday language. Their website also contains video clips.

Juris Référence

  • Assistance service regarding the preparation of cases before the Small Claims Court and referral to lawyers’ services at affordable costs.

L’Avocat virtuel

  • Directory of 1,200 useful links to the work of Québec lawyers regarding legislation, legal sources and various areas of law.

La Fondation du Barreau du Québec

  • The website provides a series of documents in the section entitled “Seul devant la Cour”, which clearly explains the procedures to be followed when you represent yourself in court.

The Québec Law Network

  • The website provides legal information for the general public as well as for lawyers. It also contains legal documents that may be useful to individuals as well as to businesses (e.g. Québec Will Kit, documents to help prepare a letter of formal notice, etc.)

Please note that this list in not exhaustive.

Action travail des femmes (ATF)

  • Organization helping women who are socioeconomically disadvantaged in their efforts to gain access to employment, particularly in non-traditional fields. ATF is, at times, mandated by victims to file a complaint with the CDPDJ.

Amnesty International (Canadian Section)

  • Independent international organization advocating for the respect of Human Rights around the world. The website contains information on various legal issues related to Human Rights, such as prisoners of conscience, child labour, etc. It also offers information, in simple and everyday language, on international law and the different conventions that aim to enforce rights and freedoms.

Association des groupes d’intervention en défense des droits en santé mentale du Québec (AGIDD-SMQ)

  • Organization advocating for the rights of people living with mental illness.

Association pour la défense des droits du personnel domestique (ADDPD)

Association québécoise de défense des droits des personnes retraitées et préretraitées (AQDR)

Au bas de l’échelle

  • Organization dedicated to public education and the defence of the rights of non-unionized workers.

Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR)

  • Organization supporting and defending victims of discrimination based on race, colour, and ethnic or national origin. The CRARR is, at times, mandated by victims to file a complaint with the CDPDJ.

Confédération des organismes provinciaux de personnes handicapées du Québec (COPHAN)

  • COPHAN is a network of community organizations whose mission includes the promotion of universal access for people living with functional limitations and their families.

Fondation Émergence 

  • The mission of this organization is to inform the population and raise awareness about the rights of LGBT persons in Québec via training programs, for example.

Front d'action poulaire en réaménagement urbain (FRAPRU)

Groupe d’aide et d’information sur le harcèlement sexuel au travail de la province de Québec inc. (GAIHST)

  • This organization assists people who have been subjected to sexual and/or psychological harassment at work and who undertake procedures, notably before the CDPDJ. A help and information telephone service is also available.

Ligue des droits et libertés

Office des personnes handicapées du Québec