Human Rights Code
We observe and uphold Ontario's Human Rights Code
Our organization recognizes the dignity and worth of everyone. We provide equal rights and opportunities to all clients, co-workers and volunteers.
Our policies, programs and processes are designed to address and eliminate discrimination in all aspects of employment and when we provide services to others.
We do not tolerate harassment or unwelcome comments and actions. We take prompt action if such problems occur.
There are 15 grounds of discrimination under the Code: race, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, sex, disability, colour, creed, age (18 and over, 16 and over in housing), marital status (including same sex partners), family status, receipt of public assistance (in housing) and record of offences (in employment).
We provide equal treatment in employment, housing, contracts, goods, services and facilities, and membership in vocational associations and trade unions.
We encourage everyone to know and exercise their rights under Ontario's Human Rights Code.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission works to promote, protect and advance human rights. Its main focus is to address the root causes of discrimination. Through outreach, cooperation and partnership, the Commission aims to advance Ontario's human rights culture. Contact the Commission if you want to learn more about human rights education and outreach or human rights issues in Ontario.
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre offers human rights claim-related legal support services to people who believe they have experienced discrimination. Contact the Centre if you think you have been discriminated against and want advice about next steps or help with the claim or application process.
Tel (Toll Free): 1-866-625-5179
TTY (Toll Free): 1-866 612-8627
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
deals with all claims of discrimination filed under the Ontario Human Rights Code. The Tribunal resolves applications through mediation or adjudication. The Tribunal's goal is to resolve claims in a fair, open and timely manner. Contact the Tribunal if you want an application guide or information about the status of your case, copies of any Tribunal forms or information about the Tribunal's procedures.
Tel (Toronto): 416-326-1312
Tel (Toll Free): 1-866-598-0322
TTY (Toll Free): 1-866-607-1240
Fax (Toll Free): 1-866-355-6099