News in Human Rights
Date Friday, September 20, keynote and reception; Saturday, September 21, all-day conference
Place Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University,
Early Bird registration available until August 1. Discussions on the impact of new technologies and modes of communication on legal and societal understandings of privacy, freedom of expression, and the media.
Date Saturday, June 15, 2013
Time 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Place Etobicoke Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 399 the West Mall (SE corner of Burnhamthorpe and The West Mall), Toronto
Contact Alicia Carr - please let Alicia know if you need any Code-related accommodation.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Arab Community Centre of Toronto present an Introduction to the Arabic-language Human Rights 101 E-Learning Module.
Date Monday, June 10, 2013
Time 10 a.m. ET
Place Room 130-S Centre Block, House of Commons
Contact Massimo Bergamini, InterChange Public Affairs, (613) 290 5317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The CCLA's Nathalie Des Rosiers is holding a press conference on June 10 to outline the CCLA's concerns in relation to discrimination against international students in varsity collegiate sports.
François Boileau says francophones in Ontario are in the same position as other minorities: They lose ground if they don't constantly assert themselves and claim their place in society.
If bill passes, Quebec will be first province to allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose to terminally ill patients.
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.
Ottawa and Queen's Park are in court to quash a Charter challenge by the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation that alleges their lack of policies perpetuate homelessness.
The Ontario legislature added "gender identity" and "gender expression" as prohibited grounds of discrimination to the Human Rights Code (the "Code") in the summer of 2012. The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ("HRTO") had previously recognized discrimination against transgendered-people to be prohibited on the basis of "sex", thus the Code amendments were seen by many to be largely symbolic – a formal acknowledgment of the challenges faced by one of the most marginalized groups in society. Now, one of the first decisions to consider accommodation of "gender identity" has been released.
With the assistance of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, the complaint went to a full tribunal hearing before the police board and force said they wanted to settle.
OHRC is currently working to update its policy on discrimination and harassment because of gender identity. Learn more about their consultation survey and how you can provide feedback.