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OHRC to begin consultation on poverty

July 25, 2022

Over the coming months, the OHRC will undertake a consultation related to poverty with a specific focus on affordable, adequate and accessible housing and mental health and addiction disabilities.

Letter on the Peel District School Board Anti-Racism Policy

July 13, 2022

The OHRC believes the Peel District School Board’s Anti-Racism Policy is the most comprehensive such policy in Ontario, and may serve as a leading practice to inspire other Ontario school boards to create or revise anti-racism policies.

Recent highlights

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Right to Read inquiry report available online now! Click to read.

Graphic with text that says "OHRC inquiry into anti-Black racism by the Toronto Police Service." Update on OHRC inquiry into anti-Black racism by the Toronto Police Service. Click to read

Human rights in Ontario

The Ontario Human Rights System is made up of three separate agencies:

  1. The Ontario Human Rights Commission (that’s us) works to promote, protect and advance human rights through research, education, targeted legal action and policy development.
  2. The Human Rights Legal Support Centre gives legal help to people who have experienced discrimination under the Code.
  3. The Human Rights Tribunal is where human rights applications are filed and decided.

To learn more, complete our Human Rights 101 eLearning.