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Call for contributions: Indigenous Peoples and human rights

Oct. 30, 2017 - From February 21 to 23, 2018, the Ontario Human Rights Commission and Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, in collaboration with Indigenous knowledge keepers, academics and organizations, will host and engage in a dialogue to explore both Indigenous and Western constitutional legal and policy approaches to “human rights” and “equality.” Event organizers include staff from the Chiefs of Ontario as well as Indigenous academics Karen Drake (Métis Nation of Ontario, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University) and Jeffery Hewitt (Cree, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor).

Police Oversight Community Coalition Statement Launch: Remarks by OHRC Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane

August 16, 2017

TORONTO – Today, a coalition of community and advocacy groups, as well as the Ontario Human Rights Commission, issued a joint statement calling on the Government of Ontario and police oversight bodies to immediately implement recommendations of the Honourable Justice Michael Tulloch from his Report of the Independent Police Oversight Review. This statement was prompted by recent events that highlight several police accountability issues that require immediate action.  Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane delivered the following remarks at a press conference at Queen's Park.

E(RACE)r Summit on Race and Racism on Canadian University Campuses

March 21, 2016 - Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane addressed attendees at the inaugural e(RACE)r Summit on Race and Racism on Canadian University Campuses, hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University’s Diversity and Equity Office and the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, on the United Nations (UN) Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Read her speech.

Public lecture focuses on new ways to stamp out racial profiling

Tuesday February 16, 2016 - York University’s School of Public Policy & Administration, Institute for Social Research, and Centre for Human Rights and the Ontario Human Rights Commission invite you to attend a public lecture to look at new ways to stamp out racial profiling. Keynote speaker and renowned journalist Haroon Siddiqui will talk about existing and emerging forms of racial profiling, and a panel will offer a variety of perspectives.

Join us for the Kingston launch of the OHRC's Policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health and addictions

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) in partnership with Queen’s University and its Human Rights and Equity Offices invite you to the launch of the OHRC’s Policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions.

Join us for the Ottawa launch of the OHRC’s new Policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - The Ontario Human Rights Commission, Family Services Ottawa, Rainbow Service Providers Network and City of Ottawa Invite you to learn about the OHRC’s new Policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression.

Join us for the Sudbury launch of the OHRC’s new Policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - The Ontario Human Rights Commission, TG Innerselves Sudbury invite you to learn about the OHRC’s new Policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression

Join us for the launch of our new Policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 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.