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OHRC Annual report looks at mental health, bias-free policing, work on gender identity issues

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June 11, 2015

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Toronto –The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released OHRC Today, its 2014-2015 Annual Report, which focuses on mental health disabilities and addictions, bias-free policing and its work across Ontario on gender identity and gender expression issues.

Commenting on today’s release, Interim OHRC Chief Commissioner Ruth Goba said, “This year’s annual report gives an overview of the extensive work we have done over the past 12 months to advance human rights across Ontario. We continue to seek ideas and solutions to maximize existing potential and inspire new possibilities so that all Ontarians feel they can contribute and take part fully in our community.”

This past year, the OHRC saw many changes, including saying farewell to former Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall after almost a decade of inspired leadership. The OHRC also celebrated several human rights achievements, such as our work in the area of mental health disabilities and addictions, and the growing understanding and acceptance of the transgender community.

Key highlights of this year’s report include:

The report also includes an “Activity supplement” that lists details of the OHRC’s legal, education and outreach activities in 2014-2015.


Afroze Edwards
Senior Communications Officer                                      
Ontario Human Rights Commission