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60th anniversary

60th anniversary

OHRC launches the Daniel G. Hill Human Rights Awards to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Human Rights Code

February 17, 2022

Today the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) launched the Daniel G. Hill Human Rights Awards to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Human Rights Code and to share, recognize and celebrate the achievements made to advance human rights across Ontario.

2021 year-end highlights: A brief look at OHRC’s work this year

December 22, 2021

2021 has been a year of recovery, human rights challenges and adapting to the new normal. Through it, the Ontario Human Rights Commission has relentlessly continued to address pervasive inequities and systemic discrimination and racism with measures grounded in the Ontario Human Rights Code. As the journey continues, take a moment to look at some of the highlighted work of the OHRC from 2021.

From the archives

From: The OHRC and the Human Rights Code at 60

Dr. Daniel G. Hill memorializes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

On April 9, 1968, Dr. Daniel G. Hill, the OHRC’s first Director and Commissioner, spoke at the memorial service held at Nathan Phillips Square for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee five days previously. The service was held under the combined sponsorship of the City of Toronto, religious, labour and community organizations.

Dr. Hill concluded his tribute with the following words:

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