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OHRC and OFIFC continue their joint commitment to reconciliation

June 8, 2023

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) and the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) have renewed their agreement to work together in a spirit of collaboration and partnership to address anti-Indigenous discrimination across Ontario and supporting urban Indigenous self-determination. This is the second renewal of an agreement originally signed in 2017.

Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) submission to the fourth legislated review of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

May 19, 2023

In its 2018 submission to the Honourable David C. Onley on the third AODA review, the OHRC raised several concerns and made 15 recommendations. The OHRC’s submission aligned with Mr. Onley’s 2019 report. The government has not substantively addressed the recommendations. People with disabilities continue to face significant barriers in their everyday lives.

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Tackling anti-Black racism in education

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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.