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OHRC working to ensure equality in the education system

September 21, 2023

On September 6, 2023, the Ontario Court of Appeal granted the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) leave to intervene in the case of Ontario Teacher Candidates’ Council et al. v Ontario (Ministry of Education). 

OHRC Statement: No Room for Hate in Schools

September 12, 2023

As the school year begins, we must actively and intentionally work to end the scourges of hate and violence in our education systems and communities.  

Recent highlights

Tackling anti-Black racism in education

Tackling anti-Black racism in education Click to read.

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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.