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After the Preamble comes Part 1. Many people don’t know that the Code only protects them in specific situations. Part 1 is the section of the Code that ensures all Ontarians the right to enjoy freedom from discrimination in 5 specific areas, called “social areas,” and on specific grounds of discrimination.

PART 1 of the Code ensures that Ontarians enjoy freedom from discrimination
in 5 areas, called ''social areas'':

  • Services, goods and facilities
  • Housing accommodation
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Vocational Associations
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Services may include:

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  • Stores, restaurants and bars;
  • Hospitals and health services;
  • Schools, universities and colleges;
  • Public places and their facilities, such as community centres, public washrooms, libraries, malls and parks;
  • Municipal and provincial government services and programs such as social assistance and benefits, and public transit.
  • Services provided by insurance companies;
  • Classified ads in a newspaper.

You have a right to be free from discrimination when you receive goods or services, or use facilities.

  • Accommodation may include:

    Contract:

    A contract is a legal agreement. It can be in writing or verbal. Everyone has a right to enter a contract on equal terms.

    Employment

    Contract:

    A contract is a legal agreement. It can be in writing or verbal. Everyone has a right to enter a contract on equal terms.

    Employment

    Contract:

    A contract is a legal agreement. It can be in writing or verbal. Everyone has a right to enter a contract on equal terms.

    Employment

    Everyone has a right to join and to be treated equally in a union, professional association or other vocational association.

     

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