Agencies and Commissions:
You may go directly to the following provincial and federal
government departments, agencies and commissions which
have mandates associated with issues covered in this section
of the web site:
Labour: The Department of Labour regulates and promotes
fairness and equity in Saskatchewan workplaces. In co-operation
with working people, unions, and other organizations,
the Department: establishes the legislative framework
for labour relations; promotes, develops and enforces
occupational health and safety and labour standards; assists
in preventing and resolving workplace disputes; and advances
policies and programs to support labour market adjustment
and injured workers.
Human Rights Commission: The Commission promotes and
protects individual dignity and equal rights which is
the focus of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code. It’s
the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission’s job to
discourage and eliminate discrimination. It does that
in three ways: investigating complaints of discrimination,
promoting and approving equity programs and educating
people about human rights law in Saskatchewan.
of Women Office: The Status of Women office facilitates
government-wide co-ordination of legislation, policies
and programs related to the status of women. It acts as
a central point of contact and provides policy and research
support to the government on women’s issues.
Relations: The mandate of this Department is to promote Saskatchewan’s interests through
management of the Province’s relations with other governments in Canada and abroad. The Department works
in partnership with communities to support local governance, provide financial and technical support
and develop legislation, regulations and other policies to meet the changing needs of municipal
governments. The Department also co-ordinates and manages matters related to
Government House, French-language services, official protocol, provincial honours, and provides a
dministrative services to the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
and Métis Relations: This department works to coordinate existing programs in other departments and provide greater overall
direction to the government's approach to issues concerning First Nations and Métis people.
Resources and Social Development Canada: HRSDC administers
programs supporting the income of Canadians and human
resources programs linked to the requirements of the national
economy and Labour market (Employment Insurance, Human
Resources Investment, Income Security Programs for example).
HRSDC's programs and services are delivered through a
network of Human Resources Development Canada offices,
which are located in hundreds of communities across Canada.
Canada: Industry Canada works with Canadians throughout
the economy and in all parts of the country to improve
conditions for investment, improve Canada's innovation
performance, increase Canada's share of global grade and
build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.
Program areas include developing industry and technology
capability, fostering scientific research, setting telecommunications
policy, promoting investment and trade, promoting tourism
and small business development, and setting rules and
services that support the effective operation of the marketplace.
Industrial Relations Board: The Canada Industrial
Relations Board is an autonomous, quasi-judicial tribunal
responsible for the interpretation and the administration
of Part I (Industrial Relations) and certain provisions
of Part H (Occupational Safety and Health) of the Canada
The Canada Industrial Relations Board has jurisdiction
in all provinces and territories in relation to federal
work, undertakings, or businesses within the legislative
authority of the Parliament of Canada. Check this site
if your need to know whether you operate or work in a
business that falls under federal jurisdiction.
Human Rights Commission: The Canadian Human Rights
Commission works to promote knowledge of human rights
in Canada and encourage people to follow principles of
equality, provide effective and timely means for resolving
individual complaints and help reduce barriers to equality
in employment and access to services.
Centre for Occupational Health and Safety: CCOHS promotes
a safe and healthy working environment by providing information
and advice about occupational health and safety.
of Women Canada: Status of Women Canada is the federal
government agency which promotes gender equality, and
the full participation of women in the economic, social,
cultural and political life of the country.
SWC focuses its work in three areas: improving women's
economic autonomy and well-being, eliminating systemic
violence against women and children, and advancing women's