Share your human rights story!
“I never learned to swim, because my local pool didn’t allow Jews.”
“It’s reassuring to know where I am now that the subway stops are called out.”
“People think that because I have kids I will be a bad tenant.”
“I’ve sent out hundreds of resumes, with no response. I wonder if it’s because my name sounds foreign and I went to school in another country.”
“I’m very comfortable at my office, where they even give me a private space to pray.”
Do you have a human rights story to tell us?
What it is…
- A web-based resource to add a human face to Ontario’s Human Rights Code
- A chance to add your story to human rights history
We’re looking for…
- Videos (maximum 3 minutes, in a format that can be posted on YouTube)
- Short essays
- Letters, poems
- Any artistic work that’s connected to human rights
Three ways to tell the human rights story…
- Tell us what you think “human rights in Ontario” means
- Tell us your personal experience or someone else’s story related to a ground of the Human Rights Code – what it’s like to be a person with a disability, a person of a certain race or religion, an LGBTTQ person, an older person, etc.
- Tell us how the Human Rights Code has affected you or someone you know
If you have a story about discrimination based on...
- creed (includes religion)
- disability (includes mental illness and perceived disability)
- ethnic origin
- family status
- marital status
- place of origin
- sex (includes gender identity and pregnancy)
- sexual orientation (LGBTTQ)
- receipt of public assistance (in housing only)
- record of offences (in employment only)…
We want to hear from you!
Who can take part?
- All Ontario residents
- Special categories for junior, middle and high school students
How to send your submission
Send it by email to:
Or mail it to:
Living Rights Project
Ontario Human Rights Commission
9th Floor, 180 Dundas Street West