News from Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC)
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre offers human rights legal services to individuals throughout Ontario who have experienced discrimination. The Centre's services range from legal assistance in filing an application at the Tribunal to legal representation on human rights applications.
Please note: Because the Human Rights Legal Support Centre serves all of Ontario, they encourage intake through their telephone advice line at 1-866-625-5179 and not by in-person drop-in.More information
Joseph Briggs went to buy a sandwich. What happened next was the subject of a five-day hearing before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. In the end, Vice Chair Alison Renton concluded Briggs was the target of racial profiling by Durham Regional Police Services when they ran his license plate in the parking lot of a restaurant and then followed him one hour later.
HRTO Ruling: Shoppers employee 'influenced, consciously or unconsciously, by the stereotype that Black people are thieves'
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) has found that a woman was racially profiled by staff at her local Shoppers Drug Mart store when accused of shoplifting and searched.
The Provincial Aboriginal Human Rights Training Initiative will deliver training across the province to promote access to legal services for Indigenous people experiencing discrimination.
Metcap Living Management Inc. has agreed to implement a comprehensive policy and procedure relating to the accommodation of disabilities in all buildings managed by them in Ontario.
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre has successfully defended two clients seeking justice beyond the narrow scope of a professional regulatory body's oversight.
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre is defending two key decisions of the Human Rights Tribunal on Monday, April 20, at Ontario's Divisional Court.
Fourth and final municipality settles legal challenge over discriminatory bylaws - Ontarians with disabilities free to live in neighbourhood of their choice
Toronto, Sarnia, Smiths Falls, and Kitchener have all removed the sections of their zoning bylaws that had limited supportive housing for people with disabilities within their municipalities.
Ministry of Health to develop Trillium Drug Benefit Program policy on accessibility and accommodation
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre has negotiated settlement that includes a comprehensive plan to ensure timely access to critical pharmaceutical information for customers with vision loss.
Megan Evans Maxwell acted for the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) in this case and is now counsel at the Human Rights Legal Support Centre.
The Town of Greater Napanee has reached an agreement with residents of a group home saying the residents are entitled to live in the neighbourhood of their choice without discrimination.
A frequent user of taxis, Alessia Di Virgilio was regularly quoted double or triple the fare because she uses a wheelchair.
The focus of this issue of the HRLSC newsletter is accommodation, in employment, housing, and services.
Group home residents have filed human rights applications against the Town of Napanee, claiming discrimination in services.
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre is reminding interested people and organizations that the Ontario Human Rights Review is evaluating the effectiveness of the changes to Ontario's human rights enforcement system.
Topics include making a human rights claim in Ontario, race-based cases, and three-year review of Ontario's human rights system.