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  1. Call for participants: Public interest inquiry into racial profiling and discrimination by the Toronto Police

    March 19, 2018

    In advance of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21), the OHRC is inviting people to take part in its public interest inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black persons by the Toronto Police Service (TPS).

  2. Protection of personal information and privacy safeguards policy

    From: Public interest inquiry into racial profiling and discrimination by the Toronto Police Service

    Protection of personal information and privacy safeguards policy:
    The Toronto Police Service racial profiling and racial discrimination inquiry

    November 6, 2017

    Introduction

    1.    The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) recognizes the importance of protection of personal information.

    2.    To protect human dignity and maintain public trust and confidence in the OHRC as an institution, the OHRC works hard to comply with all relevant laws that relate to the handling of personal information.

  3. Under suspicion: Research and consultation report on racial profiling in Ontario

    May 3, 2017 - During the consultation, we heard many perspectives and experiences. We heard concerns about racialized and Indigenous peoples being subjected to unwarranted surveillance, investigation and other forms of scrutiny, punitive actions and heavy-handed treatment. We also tried to explore other, less well-understood forms of racial profiling, which may be systemic in nature. This report presents what we learned about institutional policies, practices, prediction and assessment tools, and decision-making processes, which may seem neutral but may nonetheless amount to systemic racial profiling. 

  4. Notice of collection of personal information

    From: Public interest inquiry into racial profiling and discrimination by the Toronto Police Service

    November 30, 2017 - In order to inquire into and report on potential racial profiling of, and racial discrimination against, Black persons by the Toronto Police Service (TPS), the OHRC will be collecting data, including personal information, from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the TPS and the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB). We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is treated confidentially and is only used for the purposes it was collected. 

  5. Thank you, Ruth Goba!

    From: Annual Report 2015 - 2016: Reconnect. Renew. Results.

    The Commissioners and staff at the OHRC extend a special thank you to Ruth Goba, who served as Interim Chief Commissioner from February 28 – October 30, 2015. While many people would be happy simply keeping things afloat when serving in an interim role, Ruth chose to go another way. She led us boldly through a challenging time of transition with vision, wisdom and a sense of humour. Ruth helped to build strong community partnerships and was an inspiring leader on carding and racial profiling, and laid a solid foundation for our continued work in this area.

  6. 5. Context for the report findings

    From: OHRC Response to the Race Data and Traffic Stops in Ottawa Report

    The results from the OPS data collection project are situated within a context of historical police/community relations with racialized and Indigenous peoples in Ottawa and Canada generally. Many Supreme Court of Canada decisions and research studies show that systemic discrimination in policing is a reality. The York University researchers’ findings are similar to the results of other research conducted on police bias.

  7. A collective impact: Remarks by Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane (2018)

    From: Public interest inquiry into racial profiling and discrimination by the Toronto Police Service

    Toronto - On International Human Rights Day (December 10, 2018), the OHRC released A collective impact, the interim report on its inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black persons by the Toronto Police Service. Read OHRC Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane's remarks.

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