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  1. OHRC and OFIFC reaffirm joint commitment to reconciliation

    May 21, 2019

    TORONTO – In April, 2019, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) renewed an agreement, originally signed in April 2017, to work together with the ultimate goal of ending discrimination against Indigenous peoples in Ontario. The renewed agreement reinforces our ongoing collaboration with urban Indigenous communities based on trust, dignity, respect and a shared commitment to reconciliation and substantive equality.

  2. Appendix B: Organizations that provided input

    From: The opportunity to succeed: Achieving barrier-free education for students with disabilities

    ARCH (A Legal Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities)
    Association for Bright Children of Ontario
    Association of Education and Rehabilitation Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Autism Society Ontario
    Bloorview MacMillan Children’s Centre
    B’nai Brith Canada
    Brampton Caledon Community Living
    Cameron Bay Children’s Centre
    Canadian Council of the Blind (Ontario Division)
    Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work
    Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law
    Canadian Hearing Society (North Bay)

  3. Human rights and inclusive education: continuing the connection

    From: Annual Report 2011-2012 - Human rights: the next generation

    Since 2005, the OHRC has been working with the Ministry of Education to build on the positive structural and policy changes reached in the “safe schools” settlement, which changed the way Ontario schools managed discipline. This is reducing the disproportionate effect that certain policies and practices have on racialized students and students with disabilities, among others. We are very pleased to advise that all of the terms of the settlement have now been implemented.

  4. OHRC’s new policy will support law enforcement to eliminate racial profiling

    September 20, 2019

    Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released its new Policy on eliminating racial profiling in law enforcement at the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) CEOs Day. This policy, the first of its kind in Canada, offers practical guidance to help law enforcement identify and end racial profiling. The OACP is committed to the principles outlined in the policy, and more than 20 community and advocacy groups have added their support or endorsement.

  5. Social condition – an option for human rights commissions

    From: Human rights commissions and economic and social rights

    The Concept of “Social Condition”

    The addition of “social condition” to human rights legislation has been proposed as one option for addressing economic inequality in Canada.[156] As well, it is a possible response to the ICESCR Committee’s recommendation that social and economic rights be expressly incorporated into federal and provincial human rights legislation.