Toronto - On November 30, 2017, the OHRC announced that it has launched a public interest inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination by the Toronto Police Service. Read OHRC Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane's remarks.
Oct. 30, 2017 - From February 21 to 23, 2018, the Ontario Human Rights Commission and Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, in collaboration with Indigenous knowledge keepers, academics and organizations, will host and engage in a dialogue to explore both Indigenous and Western constitutional legal and policy approaches to “human rights” and “equality.” Event organizers include staff from the Chiefs of Ontario as well as Indigenous academics Karen Drake (Métis Nation of Ontario, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University) and Jeffery Hewitt (Cree, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor).
Toronto – The OHRC will announce new legal action to advance the human rights of individuals with mental health disabilities in Ontario’s correctional facilities at a press conference on September 26, 2017.
TORONTO – Today, a coalition of community and advocacy groups, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Commission, issued a joint statement calling on the Government of Ontario and police oversight bodies to immediately implement recommendations of the Honourable Justice Michael Tulloch from his Report of the Independent Police Oversight Review. This statement was prompted by recent events that highlight several police accountability issues that require immediate action. Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane delivered the following remarks at a press conference at Queen's Park.
May 11, 2017 - This FREE one-day event features plenary and concurrent sessions on a variety of human rights topics.
An overview of key issues in the new policy including forms of discrimination based on creed, the duty to accommodate creed beliefs and practices, and accommodating Indigenous spiritual practices (new section).
November 25, 2016 - This FREE training day features an overview of key issues in the new policy and interactive scenario-based learning drawing from legal cases.
November 24, 2016 - This FREE one-day event in North Bay features plenary and concurrent sessions on what’s happening in human rights in Ontario.
June 22, 2016 - This FREE one-day event in Hamilton features plenary and concurrent sessions on what’s happening in human rights in Ontario.
March 21, 2016 - Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane addressed attendees at the inaugural e(RACE)r Summit on Race and Racism on Canadian University Campuses, hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University’s Diversity and Equity Office and the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, on the United Nations (UN) Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Read her speech.