The Commission regards this Discussion Paper as the first step in establishing such a process. To help focus the discussion, the Commission has developed Consultation Questions that build on the contents of this Discussion Paper. Appendix 2 lists these Questions.
Individuals are invited to complete the Consultation Questions and return them to the Commission by mail or fax or via the website, prior to September 14, 2005. Submissions may be sent to:
Policy and Education Branch
“Reviewing Ontario’s Human Rights System”
Ontario Human Rights Commission
180 Dundas Street West, 7th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M7A 2R9
Fax: (416) 314-4533
In addition, all documents related to this consultation, including this Discussion Paper and Consultation Questions, are available on our website at www.ohrc.on.ca. Consultation Questions can be filled out directly on our website. Should you have any questions about the consultation process, you may contact the OHRC by telephone at (416) 314-4549, or by TTY at (416) 326-0603 or toll-free at 1-800-308-5561.
Information provided during the consultations is subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information obtained during the consultation may be made public.
The Consultation Questions will also be employed to structure focus group sessions. Focus group members will be recruited from the range of key stakeholders and invited to attend sessions in September 2005. A consultation report will be developed in the Fall of 2005.