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Human rights under pressure – from policing to pandemics: Annual Report 2020–2021

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Human rights under pressure: from policing to pandemics, the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) 2020 – 2021 Annual Report, provides qualitative and quantitative information that tracks our progress in meeting the commitments set out in our 2017–22 Strategic Plan, Putting people and their rights at the centre. 


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We envision an inclusive society where everyone takes responsibility for promoting and protecting human rights; where everyone is valued and treated with equal dignity and respect; and where everyone’s human rights are a lived reality.

Our mission is to promote and enforce human rights, to engage in relationships that embody the principles of dignity and respect, and to create a culture of human rights compliance and accountability.




June 23, 2021

Hon. Ted Arnott
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Room 180, Main Legislative Building
Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A2

Dear Mr. Speaker:

Under Section 31.6 (2) of the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is required to submit a report on its activities for the previous fiscal period by June 30 of each year, to be tabled in the Legislature.

In this regard, I am pleased to provide you with Human rights under pressure: from policing to pandemics, the OHRC’s annual report of its activities from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021.


Ena Chadha
Chief Commissioner
Ontario Human Rights Commission

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