Nunavut Humans Rights Tribunal seeks two new members

Experience dealing with social issues a must


The Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal is looking for two new members.

The tribunal, mandated to hear discrimination complaints under the Human Rights Act, has an opening for a Kivalliq representative and another for a Nunavut-wide representative.

Members are required to judge or decide on matters that come before the tribunal.

Tribunal members should be individuals who are respected members of the community and have experience dealing with social issues.

And members must have oral and written fluency in either Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English or French.

Tribunal members should be available for at least 10 hours of work per month, including travel to meetings and attendance at tribunal hearings.

Training will be provided and members will be paid honoraria for time served and any travel costs.

Since it formed in 2004, the Coral Harbour-based tribunal has received 64 official complaints, what it calls notifications.

Two of those have gone on to public hearings.

But the Government of Nunavut recently announced that it will review the territory’s Human Rights Tribunal to find out how the body can better serve Nunavummiut.

Interested applicants should send a resume including three references by April 30 to the tribunal’s executive director Marion Love at or toll-free by fax at 1-888-220-1011.

The Nunavut Human Rights Act is available online at or

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