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  1. Appendix 2

    From: Discussion paper: Toward a commission policy on gender identity

    Glossary of Gender

    This glossary was compiled by Transgender Nation (San Francisco, California). The organization is a diverse group of transgendered and non-transgendered people united “in anger” and resolved to directly empower all transgendered people by direct political action.

    assigned gender at birth - the gender one is considered to be at birth, due to the presence of whatever external sex organs. Once this determination is made, it becomes a label used for raising the child in either one gender image or the other.

  2. Case summaries

    From: Discussion paper: Human rights issues in insurance

    (Extracts from CHRR)

    Discriminatory auto insurance rates allowed for bona fide reasons

    Zurich Insurance Co. v. Ontario (Human Rights Comm.)

    The majority of the Supreme Court of Canada finds that Zurich Insurance did not discriminate against Michael Bates contrary to the Ontario Human Rights Code by charging him higher premiums for automobile insurance because of his age, sex, and marital status.

  3. 2. Purpose of the Policy

    From: Policy on discrimination and harassment because of gender identity

    This policy sets out the position of the OHRC with respect to gender identity and is intended to help the public understand how the Code protects against discrimination and harassment because of gender identity and to assist employers and providers of services and accommodation to understand their responsibilities under the Code. The policy also can be used for educational initiatives such as the development of training materials and the revision of anti-discrimination and harassment policies so that they include gender identity.

  4. Part I – The context: sexual orientation, human rights protections, case law and legislation

    From: Policy on discrimination and harassment because of sexual orientation

    1. Introduction

    The Code states that it is public policy in Ontario to recognize the inherent dignity and worth of every person and to provide for equal rights and opportunities without discrimination. The provisions of the Code are aimed at creating a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of each person, so that each person feels a part of the community and feels able to contribute to the community.