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The OHRC continued its extensive efforts to educate the public about human rights issues. It based its selection of public events, presentations and speeches to focus on strategic priorities including the new human rights system, housing, law enforcement, mental health and other vulnerable sectors.

The OHRC took part in 86 events, including:

  • Workplace Safety & Insurance Board Program for Employers
  • Ministry of Education Safe Schools Symposium
  • Senior Pride Network Symposium
  • Toronto Pride Day booth
  • People in Motion
  • Canadian Aboriginal Festival
  • Human Resources Professionals Association Annual Conference.

The Chief Commissioner continued to address a large number of agencies and organizations to share information on the work of the OHRC and the transition, with an emphasis on issues such as racism, housing, law enforcement, mental health and various vulnerable sectors. The Chief Commissioner spoke at 41 events, including:

  • Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) 2008 National Conference
  • Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada Member Education Forum
  • Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Ministry of Education Safe Schools Symposium
  • University of Windsor Faculty of Law
  • 100 Huntley Street
  • “The Agenda” with Steve Paikin.


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