The Human Rights Institute of Canada - Credentials subseries contains 73 files discussing the administrative history and regulations of the Human Rights Institute of Canada and political opinions supported by the Institute on current events. Files are arranged by source or topic. This subseries contains a variety of document types including correspondence, memorandum, applications, by-laws of the Human Rights Institute of Canada, information packets, fact sheets, budgets, newsletters, test logo designs, pay scales and salary information, programmes, calendars, FAQs, newspaper clippings, photographs, minutes and proceedings from the House of Commons and joint committees of the House and Senate, submissions to government committees by the Human Rights Institute of Canada, questionnaires, speeches, programme schedules, press releases and promotional materials, general correspondence to all Human Rights Institute of Canada members, articles written by Marguerite Ritchie for Dialogue magazine, annual Board of Governors meeting documents and supporting documents for annual meetings, including audit reports, financial documents, and staff changes. The specific topics this subseries covers are Quebec separatism, the Charlottetown Accord, the Knowledge Project, activities of the Human Rights Institute of Canada, the Human Rights Institute of the University of Ottawa and ensuing problems caused by the similar names, equal appointment of women to the Senate, women in the armed forces, Senate reform, the Meech Lake Accord, stalking legislation, abortion law, and the Nanoose Bay expropriation hearings. This subseries also contains materials relation to the Human Rights Institute of Canada administration, including incorporation, procedures and regulations, board members, researchers for the Human Rights Institute of Canada, logo design, fund raising, conference planning, volunteer coordinating, annual meetings, resource center, requests from individuals for help, examples of Human Rights Institute of Canada successes on specific cases, and positive changes the Institute influenced. Finally, this subseries also contains speeches given by Marguerite Ritchie at various public forums on bilingualism, the Meech Lake Accord, women’s rights, Persons Case II, the expropriation of Nanoose Bay, and immigration.