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Plain Language Documents



Aboriginal People & the Ontario Human Rights Code (available in English, French, Cree, Mohawk, Ojibway) (12/05)

Age Discrimination: Your Rights & Responsibilities (07/03)

Female Genital Mutilation: Questions and Answers (available in English, French, Amharic, Arabic, Somali, Swahili) (8/99)

(English & French only)

Guide to the Human Rights Code (5/99)

Guide to Mediation Services (5/97)


Hiring: Your Rights & Responsibilities *  (11/01)

Hiring? A Human Rights Guide (3/99)      


Human Rights at Work (1/04)     



Human Rights in Ontario: A Complainant’s Guide (available in English/French; Bengali, Chinese, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu, Vietnamese) (7/00)

If You Have a Human Rights Complaint – A Complainant’s Guide (5/97)


If You Receive a Human Rights Complaint – A Respondent’s Guide (5/99)


Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (11/01)

Pregnancy – Before, During and After: Know Your Rights (5/99)    


Protecting Religious Rights (1/00)           

Racial Harassment: Your Rights & Responsibilities * (11/01)

Racial Slurs and Harassment and Racial Jokes (6/96)


The Commission: What you need to know * (11/01)

Sexual Harassment: Your Rights & Responsibilities * (11/01)

Sexual Harassment and Other Comments or Actions About a Person’s Sex (11/96)


Sexual Orientation: Your Rights & Responsibilities (11/01)

Policies and Guidelines



Guidelines on Accessible Education (09/04)


Guidelines for collecting data on enumerated grounds under the Code (09/03)


Guidelines on Special Programs (11/97)  


Policy and Guidelines on Disability and the Duty to Accommodate (11/00)


Policy and Guidelines on Racism and Racial Discrimination (6/05)


Policy on Creed and The Accommodation of Religious Observances (10/96)


Policy on Discrimination Against Older Persons Because of Age (03/02)   


Policy on Discrimination and Harassment Because of Gender Identity (3/00)


Policy on Discrimination and Harassment Because of Sexual Orientation (1/06)   


Policy on Discrimination and Language (6/96)      


Policy on Discrimination Because of Pregnancy and Breastfeeding (10/01)


Policy on Drug and Alcohol Testing (9/00)


Policy on Employment-Related Medical Information (6/96)


Policy on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) (11/00)


Policy on Height and Weight Requirements (6/96)


Policy on HIV/AIDS Related Discrimination (11/96)


Policy on Requiring a Driver’s Licence as a Condition of Employment (6/96)


Policy on Scholarships and Awards (7/97)


Policy on Sexual Harassment & Inappropriate Gender-Related Comments and Conduct (9/96)        


Other Publications



Annual Reports

Developing Procedures to Resolve Human Rights Complaints Within your Organization (6/96)        

Human Rights Code

Human Rights Code Card (11” x 17”)

Contact the Commission

Human Rights Policy in Ontario (2001)

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