The Ontario Human Rights Commission and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Ryerson University
Invite you to the launch of the OHRC’s new
Policy on preventing discrimination based on
mental health disabilities and addictions
Date: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Sears Atrium, George Vari Engineering Building,
245 Church Street
Organizations operating in Ontario have a legal duty to take steps to prevent and
respond to discrimination based on mental health or addictions disabilities.
The OHRC’s Policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions offers clear,
user-friendly guidance to organizations on how to take proactive steps to make sure they maintain environments that respect human rights.
It provides best practices for protecting people with mental health disabilities and addictions from discrimination and harassment
under the Human Rights Code ground of “disability,” in workplaces, services (like health care or schools), housing and other key areas.
This policy can help:
people with mental health disabilities and addictions
organizations and advocates
service and housing providers
unions and other vocational associations.
If you need any Human Rights Code-related accommodations such as sign language interpretation,
real-time captioning or materials in an electronic format,
please let us know by June 6 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Alicia Carr.
Feel free to distribute this invitation to anyone who may be interested. But respond early – spaces are limited.