Beyond remorse – to action. It has now been two weeks since the tragic attack on a Quebec City mosque. Many individuals and organizations across Canada properly voiced their outrage, their sorrow and their support for our Muslim neighbours. But there is more to be done – and this is the time to do it. Taking lasting action is the best way to remember and honour the victims. First, we must acknowledge that Islamophobia is real, and is embedded across our society including right here in Ontario.
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).
These videos were created in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. They can help all newcomers, support agencies and the public. The videos are also available with Arabic subtitles.
The OHRC defines racial profiling as any action undertaken for reasons of safety, security or public protection that relies on stereotypes about race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion or place of origin rather than on reasonable suspicion, to single out an individual for greater scrutiny or different treatment.
November 2016 - For nearly two decades, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has raised concerns about systemic discrimination that are part of the culture of policing in our province. There have been far too many instances of racial profiling, discriminatory use of force on people with mental health disabilities and/or addictions, and racism and sexism in investigations of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Ontario to ignore. These incidents and related concerns have sparked multiple coroner’s inquests, recommendations, reviews and reports, stretching back for decades. Yet they all have failed to eliminate systemic discrimination in policing.
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.
November 24, 2016 - This FREE one-day event in North Bay features plenary and concurrent sessions on what’s happening in human rights in Ontario.