22. HRTO application review
An overview of key issues in the new policy including forms of discrimination based on creed, the duty to accommodate creed beliefs and practices, and accommodating Indigenous spiritual practices (new section).
November 25, 2016 - This FREE training day features an overview of key issues in the new policy and interactive scenario-based learning drawing from legal cases.
OHRC and HRPA webinar on preventing discrimination based on creed
April 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm
OHRC and HRPA webinar on preventing discrimination based on creed for HR professionals.English
Religious discrimination persists
Many Canadians believe that religious discrimination is no longer a problem in contemporary society. They point to “multiculturalism,” recent efforts to promote reconciliation with First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, along with Canadians’ eagerness to resettle Syrian refugees, as proof that we have learned the lessons at the core of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
Following the release of the OHRC’s new Policy on preventing discrimination based on creed , there have been much-publicized claims that the policy extends protection against discrimination on the basis of creed to cover ethical veganism. To be clear, the Policy does not say one way or the other whether ethical veganism is a creed.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - Free one-hour webinar features an overview of the Policy on preventing discrimination based on creed, explanation of various forms of creed discrimination, and an opportunity to ask questions about creed beliefs and the duty to accommodate.
It is not always possible to slot people’s experiences of creed discrimination into clear categories. Ways people face discrimination often blur together and overlap to a large degree. However, for this policy, it is helpful to describe the different ways creed discrimination can take place. The following sections cover some of the main ways.