Canadian Consumer Resources

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Federal Consumer Resources

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

Ensures federally regulated financial entities (banks, insurance, payment cards, credit, trust and loan companies) comply with consumer protection measures.

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

Regulate and supervise broadcasting and telecommunications (TV, Internet, Phone, Telemarketing, Spam) in the public interest.

Competition Bureau Canada

Ensures that Canadian businesses and consumers prosper in a competitive and innovative marketplace by enforcing the:

Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre

Collects information on fraud and identity theft.

Taxpayers’ Ombudsman

Enhance the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) accountability in its service to, and treatment of, taxpayers through independent and objective reviews.

Consumer Services & Protection

WebsitePhoneEmail/Form
Alberta1-877-427-4088Submit a complaint
British Columbia1-888-564-9963Start a complaint
Manitoba1-800-782-0067Filing a complaint
New Brunswick1-866-933-2222Submit a complaint
Newfoundland and Labrador1-877-968-2600Complaint form
Nova Scotia1-800-670-4357Submit a complaint
Ontario1-800-889-9768Filing a complaint
Prince Edward Island902-368-4550ccs@gov.pe.ca
Quebec1-888-672-2556Make a formal notice
Saskatchewan1-877-880-5550Submit a complaint
Northwest Territories867-767-9161 ext. 21022Complaint form
Nunavut866-223-8139Complaint form
Yukon1-800-661-0408inquiry.plra@gov.yk.ca

Human Rights

Canadian Human Rights Commission

  • Canadian Human Rights Act – Protects people in Canada against harassment or discrimination when based on one or more grounds of discrimination such as race, age and sexual orientation.
  • Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Protects equality rights and other fundamental rights such as the freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion from infringements by laws, policies or actions of governments, including authorities such as the police.

Human Rights Commissions contact information for each province and territory in Canada.

WebsitePhoneEmail/Form
Alberta780-427-7661Complaint form
British Columbia1-844-922-6472Make a complaint
Manitoba1-888-884-8681hrc@gov.mb.ca
New Brunswick506-453-2301File a complaint
Newfoundland and Labrador709-729-2709Application form
Nova Scotia1-877-269-7699Complaint self-assessment
Ontario1-800-387-9080legal@ohrc.on.ca
Prince Edward Island902-368-4134File a complaint
Quebec1-800-361-6477File a complaint
Saskatchewan1-800-667-9249Filing a Complaint
Northwest Territories1-888-669-5575Form
Nunavut1-866-413-6478nunavuthumanrights@gov.nu.ca
Yukon1-800-661-0535info@yukonhumanrights.ca
WebsitePhoneEmail/Form
Alberta1-866-845-3425
British Columbia1-866-577-2525
Manitoba1-800-261-2960info@legalaid.mb.ca
New Brunswick506-444-2776info@legalaid.nb.ca
Newfoundland and Labrador1-800-563-9911nlac@legalaid.nl.ca
Nova Scotia1-877-420-6578Application Form
Ontario1‑800‑668‑8258info@lao.on.ca
Prince Edward Island902-368-6043legalaid@gov.pe.ca
Quebec1-800-842-2213info@csj.qc.ca
Saskatchewan1-800-667-3764Form
Northwest Territories1-867-767-9000lac@gov.nt.ca
Nunavut1‑844‑835‑8050info@nulegalaid.com
Yukon1-800-661-0408 ext 5210intake@legalaid.yk.ca

Employment Standards

WebsitePhoneEmail/Form
Alberta1-877-427-3731Employment Standards Complaint
British Columbia1-833-236-3700Complaint Submission
Manitoba1-800-821-4307Complaint Form
New Brunswick1-888-452-2687Online Complaint Form
Newfoundland and Labrador1-877-563-1063LabourStandards@gov.nl.ca
Nova Scotia1-888-315-0110labrstd@novascotia.ca
Ontario1-800-531-5551Filing a claim
Prince Edward Island1-800-333-4362Complaint Form
Quebec1 844 838-0808Online Complaints
Saskatchewan1-800-667-1783Make a Complaint
Northwest Territories1-888-700-5707Forms
Nunavut1-877-806-8402Complaint Form
Yukon1-867-667-5944Complaint Form

Ombudsman (Government complaints)

Oversees and investigates provincial government authorities and broader public sector bodies, such as provincial ministries, Crown corporations, tribunals, agencies, boards and commissions, and municipalities, universities, and school boards.

WebsitePhoneEmail/Form
Alberta1-888-455-2756Submit a complaint
British Columbia1-800-567-3247Online Complaint Form
Manitoba1-800-665-0531Ombudsman Act Complaint Form
New Brunswick1-888-465-1100Make a Complaint
Newfoundland and Labrador1-800-559-0079Complaint Form
Nova Scotia1-800-670-1111Submit a Complaint Form
Ontario1-800-263-1830Make a complaint
Prince Edward Island
Quebec1-800-463-5070Online Complaint Form
Saskatchewan1-800-667-9787Make a Complaint Online
Northwest Territories
Nunavut
Yukon1-800-661-0408 (ext. 8468)Ombudsman Complaint Form

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