The Ontario Human Rights Commission has released a Policy statement on religious accommodation in schools.
Our strategic direction
The OHRC will promote and strengthen a human rights culture in Ontario that encompasses human rights entitlements and responsibilities, with a special focus on educating children and youth and addressing systemic discrimination in the education system.
Employers have a duty to accommodate an employee’s creed to the point of undue hardship, including by providing time off for religious holidays.English
This section provides information on the demographics of survey respondents who took the racial profiling survey.
Table 11. Region where respondent lives
by first letter in respondent’s postal code
What is racial profiling?
Racial profiling is a specific type of racial discrimination that pertains to safety and security. The OHRC currently defines racial profiling as:
[A]ny 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.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
and the City of Ottawa invite you to join us at:
Taking it local: An update on human rights
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 1J1
June 22, 2016 - This FREE one-day event in Hamilton features plenary and concurrent sessions on what’s happening in human rights in Ontario.
The Ontario Human Rights Code focuses on prohibiting discrimination in five protected social areas: employment; housing; goods, services and facilities; contracts; and vocational associations. Part of the OHRC’s role is to create policies that give the details for making this vision a reality.
3.2.1 Increase of religion-based hate crime
From: Competing Human Rights
Employer distributing Bibles and religious advice
Here is an example of a Code right (creed) versus a Charter right (freedom of religion and expression).
encourages them to attend church meetings, gives each a Bible as a gift for Christmas and asks them if they share his opinions on a variety of matters. Employees have made it clear that they do not welcome or appreciate his comments and conduct in their workplace and that they plan to file a claim under the Ontario Human Rights Code. This could be argued as a competing rights situation because: