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  1. Appendix A – Target change objectives

    From: Human Rights Project Charter - OHRC, MCSCS, MGS

    Overall Change Objective

    • The identification and elimination of any discrimination that may exist in all employment and service activities of the Correctional Services Division of MCSCS.

    Specific Change Objectives

    A. Aboriginal Issues

    • Ensure that special focus on the needs and concerns of Aboriginal people, including Aboriginal employees and inmates, is retained in all Human Rights Project activity.
    • Enhance ongoing efforts to promote the recruitment, selection, promotion, and retention of Aboriginal employees in MCSCS.
  2. Appendix C – Glossary

    From: In the zone: Housing, human rights and municipal planning


    Affordable housing: Under the Investment in Affordable Housing program, the federal/provincial governments define affordable housing as new rental housing that is rented at no more than 80% of the local average market rent as determined by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

    Arterial road: Major traffic and transit route, intended to carry large volumes of traffic.

    As of right use: Land uses that are automatically allowed by laws such as a municipality’s zoning bylaw.

  3. Getting the message out – keeping in touch across Ontario

    From: Annual Report 2011-2012 - Human rights: the next generation

    When a new issue arises, we often hear about it first in the media. And the media is often the best venue for commenting on an issue to a wide audience. Throughout the past year, we continued to use media interviews, releases and advisories, and letters to the editor to respond to issues, correct inaccuracies and educate new audiences about human rights.

    Some of the issues where we received significant media coverage in the past year included:

  4. Analytical framework

    From: Whether the para-transit services provided by public transit services in the cities of Toronto, Hamilton, London, and Windsor are special programs under the Ontario Human Rights Code

    General principles regarding the interpretation of human rights legislation

    In considering the interpretation and application of section 14(1) of the Code to the para-transit services in question, it is important to articulate the principles which govern how human rights legislation ought to be interpreted.

  5. Appendix 2 – Human rights: the historical context

    From: Teaching human rights in Ontario - A guide for Ontario schools

    Much of Canada's human rights legislation was developed in the 20th century. The Constitution of the United States deals in large part with human rights; however, the British North America (BNA) Act did not address the issue at all. It focused instead on the division of powers between the federal government and the provinces and territories.