In late 2011, as part of our outreach to new communities, the OHRC launched two new versions of its popular e-learning module, Human Rights 101. The two new versions offer users information on human rights history, principles, legislation and policies in Arabic and in Spanish. We’re also working on 11 other languages – Italian, Korean, Punjabi, Portuguese, Somali, Tamil, Tagalog), Urdu, Vietnamese, Chinese (Cantonese) and Chinese (Mandarin).
The new versions were launched at an International Human Rights Day event hosted by the Overland Learning Centre, a Toronto District School Board (TDSB) adult learning centre, and the Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office. The Overland Learning Centre has a large English as a Second Language Program helping many new Canadians integrate into Canadian society.
Links to the Human Rights 101 modules are available on the OHRC website.