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

2011-2012 was a year of celebrations. We began the year by celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and ended it by getting ready for June 15, 2012 – the 50th anniversary of the Ontario Human Rights Code. These milestones offered a time for reflection on where we started, the progress we have made, and the work we need to do so the next generation can continue to advance human rights in Ontario.

Annual Report 2010-2011: Looking back, moving forward

Dear Mr. Speaker: Under Section 31.6 (2) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Ontario Human Rights Commission is required to submit a report on the Commission’s activities for the previous fiscal period by June 30th of each year, to be tabled in the Legislature. In this regard, I am pleased to provide you with the Commission’s Annual Report of its activities from April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011. Yours sincerely, Barbara Hall, B.A, LL.B, Ph.D (hon.) Chief Commissioner

Annual report 2009-2010 Educate Empower Act

June 2010 - Earlier this year, many Canadians were excited to witness visions of what an inclusive society could look like as we cheered our athletes and artists in the Olympic and Paralympic games. Events such as these help us to focus on the possibilities that can flow when human rights, those words in the Human Rights Code, are made real. They also remind us that when they are absent, opportunity is lost, and people are excluded and silenced. In Ontario today, many people still face barriers and discrimination in their homes, workplaces, places of worship, service and social settings, because of personal characteristics such as their country of origin, their sex, their disability, their religion or their skin colour.

Annual report 2008-2009

June 2009 - This past year we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As we did, I thought about how recent the concept of human rights really is, and how, over 60 years, it has changed to include more and more people in our communities. People with disabilities, members of the LGBT communities, newcomers from across the globe – are just some of the people who have worked hard to see themselves reflected accurately and equitably in our society. That work has resulted in great advances; much has been achieved in just 60 years.

Annual report 2007-2008

June 2008 - This past year at the Ontario Human Rights Commission was the starting point of transition to a new human rights system for Ontario. An important focus of our work was — and continues to be — getting ready for the “new Commission.” As our mandate changes, and the transformation continues, we are restructuring the Commission to meet our new opportunities.

Annual report 2006-2007

June 2007 - This has been a year of debate, dialogue and development at the Ontario Human Rights Commission. We have been given the opportunity to reshape and improve the state of human rights in Ontario, which is both an exciting and challenging endeavour. As we embark on a strategic planning process to set our future course, I feel more and more confident about the impact the Commission will be able to have. - Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner

Annual report 2005-2006

June 2006 - Under section 31(1) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Ontario Human Rights Commission is required to submit a report on the Commission’s activities for the previous fiscal period by June 30th of each year to be tabled in the Legislature. In this regard, it is my pleasure to provide you with the Commission’s Annual Report 2005-2006. This report reflects the activities of the Commission from April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006.

Annual report 2004-2005

June 2005 - Pursuant to Section 31(1) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, we are required to submit a report on the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s activities for the previous fiscal period by June 30th of each year. In this regard, it is my pleasure to provide you with a copy of the Commission’s Annual Report 2004-2005. This report reflects the activities of the Commission from April 1, 2004 to March 31, 2005.

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