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Human Rights Internet:
from small seeds to bold ideas

Welcome to Human Rights Internet (HRI)

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human Rights Internet (HRI) has been a leader in supporting human rights since 1976, inspiring education, advocacy, dialogue, and action in Canada and beyond.

HRI believes small grass-roots actions can lead to meaningful positive changes in communities. Our Small Grants Competition supports initiatives of any kind that help promote or protect any human right. You may apply for a grant of up to $2,500 from anywhere in Canada throughout the year.

The next date applications to our Small Grants Competition will be reviewed is July 31st , 2024

We are saddened by the passing of HRI founder Laurie S. Wiseberg in October 2023.
Her commitment to human rights and her innovative thinking are why our grant opportunities exist.