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  1. Impact today, investment for tomorrow: Annual Report 2017/18

    This report charts the OHRC’s progress in creating a culture of human rights accountability. It provides an update on our work to achieve the goals set out in our 2017-2022 Strategic Plan, Putting People and their Rights at the Centre, which focuses on Indigenous reconciliation, the criminal justice system, poverty and education—areas where even small shifts in the landscape can have an exponential impact.

  2. Looking at legislation

    From: Annual report 2008-2009

    The OHRC developed a new monitoring and legislative review process to systematically track and report on the state of human rights in Ontario in accordance with its new mandate. One such area being monitored is the implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The OHRC has provided advice and support through submissions, meetings, and presentations to AODA committees on Employment Standards, Transit, Customer Service, and Built

  3. Rewriting the book on human rights in the workplace

    From: Annual report 2008-2009

    In November 2008, the Commission released its third edition of Human Rights at Work. This plain-language guide includes examples, best practices, sample forms and other resources to help people develop and maintain inclusive, respectful workplaces that meet the standards of the Code. The Commission has combined its human rights expertise with the publishing skills of Carswell Thomson Publishing to help make Human Rights at Work available across Ontario.

  4. OHRC, business and community say "yes"; to collecting human rights-based data

    From: Annual report 2009-2010 Educate Empower Act

    It is hard to solve problems or run a successful business or make a good policy without all of the information. Yet this happens regularly when it comes to race, disability, sex, gender identity and other grounds covered by the Code. In many cases, information is not collected because of fear that doing so would itself be contravening the Code. That’s why the OHRC published a new guide called Count me in!, which dispels the myths and fears about collecting human rights-based data.

  5. Adjusting our policies

    From: Annual report 2009-2010 Educate Empower Act

    OHRC policies are widely used by people responsible for applying the Code, such as lawyers, unions and human resource managers. They are useful because they respond to day-to-day human rights issues. They are also an important resource for individuals and their counsel seeking to enforce their rights under the Code. The OHRC applies its policies in all our work - education, outreach and partnership initiatives, public inquiries and legal interventions.

  6. Adding our voice on the AODA

    From: Annual report 2009-2010 Educate Empower Act

    For the past year, the OHRC has been busy reviewing and commenting on areas where standards are being developed under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

    Disability continues to be one of the most cited grounds in discrimination complaints so this will continue to be a priority. People continue to face issues like getting a ramp so they can enter their apartment building, or being put on the end of the list in hospital emergency rooms because they have a mental health issue.