News from Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is an arm's length agency of government accountable to the Legislature through the Attorney General. The Commission's mandate under the Code includes: promoting a culture of human rights; conducting public inquiries; initiating its own applications (formerly called "complaints"); intervening in proceedings at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO); focusing on engaging in proactive measures to prevent discrimination using public education, policy development, research, and analysis.More information
When: Thursday, March 2, 2017, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Provincial Government Building, 189 Red River Road, Thunder Bay, P7B 1A2
This free, one-day event features an overview of key issues in the new policy, including forms of discrimination based on creed and the duty to accommodate creed beliefs and practices.
A coalition of national and provincial organizations and agencies has partnered to launch an awareness raising campaign that encourages Ontarians to stand up to Islamophobia and racism.
Ontario’s Chief Human Rights Commissioner is calling for a change in behaviour from people in and outside of the judicial system towards Indigenous Peoples.
When: Friday, November 25, 2016, 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Nipissing University, 100 College Drive, North Bay
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC), Nipissing University, and the Canadian Multifaith Federation invite you to a FREE one-day event at Nipissing College in North Bay.
The new policy offers guidance to Ontario employers and employees about drug and alcohol testing and about potential human rights concerns arising from testing.
The OHRC's response to the denial of their motion for leave to intervene in the Neptune 4 case on jurisdictional grounds.
"We will continue to push for stronger protections in law for LGBTQ persons. We will continue to push for an end to the heterosexism, homophobia and transphobia which limits people's full participation in society."
When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: Moot Court Lecture Hall, Osgoode Hall, York University
With keynote speaker Haroon Siddiqui, panelists Anthony Morgan, African Canadian Legal Clinic; Chief Keeter Corston, Chapleau Cree First Nation; Faisal Bhabha, Nat. Council of Canadian Muslims.
January 6, 2016 - Toronto - Navi Dhanota, represented by ARCH Disability Law Centre; York University and the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) have worked together to develop new documentation guidelines to access academic accommodations. The change in guidelines means that students will no longer have to disclose their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) diagnosis to register for mental health accommodations and supports.
When: Monday, October 5, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Centre for Health and Safety Innovation, 5110 Creekbank Rd, Mississauga, L4W 0A1
Registration: Register online by September 22, 2015 at www.ohrc.on.ca/en/contact/events-registration-form or by calling Alicia Carr at 416-314-4526. Please specify your preferred morning and afternoon concurrent session.
Sessions will include human rights and mental health and addictions, Indigenous peoples, creed, gender identity and expression, competing human rights, and systemic discrimination.
The OHRC wants to hear from members of the public about their perceptions and experiences of racial profiling and invites them to take their survey.
The OHRC invites you to complete their survey on your perceptions and experiences of racial profiling.
When: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET
This webinar is for human resources professionals, employers (managers, supervisors, team leads, directors, business owners), unions, professional associations, and employees.
The action is part of an effort by the OHRC to tackle racial profiling – an issue at the heart of the Commission's mandate to promote and advance respect for human rights in Ontario.
When: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Steelworkers Union Hall and Conference Centre, 66 Brady Street, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 1C8
RSVP: Register online by Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at www.ohrc.on.ca/en/contact/events-registration-form
or by calling Alicia Carr at 416-314-4526.
The OHRC and Greater Sudbury Police Service invite you to this free, one-day event in Sudbury, including a plenary session titled "Human rights, mental health disabilities and addictions."
When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Registration: Before May 20 at http://ohrc.on.ca/en/contact/webinar-registration-form?wid=14546
This FREE webinar on the OHRC's Policy on preventing discrimination because of mental health disabilities and addictions features a general overview of the policy and a question period.
When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. EST
Where: Ambassador Auditorium, CAW Student Centre, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
This free one-day event features plenary and concurrent sessions on what's happening in human rights across Ontario.
The OHRC took another step to eliminate racial profiling by speaking out in the OIPRD systemic review of the OPP practices for obtaining voluntary DNA samples.
OHRC invites you to the launch of new Policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression
When: Monday, April 14, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: 519 Church Street Community Centre, Ballroom, 519 Church Street, Toronto
You are invited to the launch of the Ontario Human Rights Commission's new policy and to learn about how to prevent and deal with discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression.