Webber Academy Foundation v. Alberta Human Rights Commission (Director), et al.

(Alberta) (Civil) (By Leave)


Charter of Rights — Freedom of religion — Administrative law — Appeals — Boards and tribunals — Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta — Private school prohibiting students from performing prayers on campus — Courts finding school must accommodate request — Whether order requiring school to permit religious activities on campus constitutes non-trivial infringement of its right to religious freedom under s. 2(a) of Charter?


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The Human Rights Tribunal of Alberta found that the applicant, Webber Academy Foundation had unlawfully discriminated against two students by prohibiting them from performing prayers on campus.

The Court of Queen’s Bench dismissed the appeal of that decision. The Court of Appeal also dismissed the appeal.

Lower Court Rulings

July 14, 2021
Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

2001 10263, 2021 ABQB 541
Appeal dismissed.
June 19, 2023
Court of Appeal of Alberta (Calgary)

2023 ABCA 194, 2101-0220AC
Appeal dismissed.