May 2013 - Room for everyone: Human rights and rental housing licensing addresses how licensing provisions in municipal bylaws may disadvantage groups protected by Ontario’s Human Rights Code (the Code), gives an overview of human rights responsibilities in licensing rental housing, and makes recommendations to help municipalities protect the human rights of tenants.
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Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre (ATRC)
The ATRC is staffed by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other professionals, as well as students and trainees from these disciplines. Clinical staff are affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. To be seen at the ATRC, patients must have a referral from a physician (e.g., family doctor, a psychiatrist, or another physician).
July 2002 - While not referring to any existing private schools, Chief Commissioner Keith C. Norton has publicly expressed concerns regarding the Ontario government’s proposed tax credit for parents who send their children to private schools.
March 2013 - In June 2012, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to include two new grounds, “gender identity” and “gender expression”. The addition of these new grounds makes clear that transgender people are entitled to the same legal protections from discrimination and harassment as everyone else.
2012 - The Ontario Human Rights Code is a provincial law that gives everybody equal rights and opportunities, without discrimination, in jobs, housing, services (such as stores or restaurants), facilities (such as schools or hospitals), unions and professional associations, and contracts or agreements.
1999 - FGM is prohibited in Canada. If you have been subjected to FGM or you come from an area or country where FGM is practised, you have the right to be free from discrimination and unfair treatment by your employer, your colleagues and your teachers.
Here are some key steps the OHRC took in the largest consultation in its history.
Discriminatory opposition to affordable housing for groups protected under the Code (“Not-in-my-backyard” syndrome or “NIMBYism”) makes it much harder to develop affordable social and supportive housing for people with mental health issues or addictions.
Stereotyping involves making assumptions about individuals based on the presumed qualities of the group they belong to. When people stereotype others, they do not see the real person. Throughout the consultation, we heard how people faced a large amount of negative stereotyping, which can lead to discrimination.
Words can have a powerful effect on how society views people with mental health issues or addictions. The choice of words can keep people on the margins of society or can promote acceptance and inclusion.