We observe and uphold Ontario's Human Rights Code
Our organization respects and follows the letter and spirit of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We support and protect the dignity and worth of everyone.
We provide equal rights and opportunities for all employees, clients and volunteers.
Our policies, programs and processes are designed to address, prevent 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.
These are the prohibited grounds of discrimination under the Code: race, ancestry, place of origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, disability, colour, creed, age (18 and over, 16 and over in housing), marital status, family status, reprisal, receipt of public assistance (in housing), record of offences (in employment) and discrimination because of association.
The Code requires equal treatment in employment, housing, contracts, goods, services and facilities, and membership in vocational associations and trade unions.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission works to promote, protect and advance human rights. Its main focus is the root causes of discrimination. Through outreach, cooperation, partnership and advocacy, the OHRC aims to advance Ontario’s human rights culture. Contact the OHRC if you want to learn more about human rights education and outreach or human rights issues in Ontario.
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre provides free legal services to people who have been discriminated against under Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Contact the Centre if you have experienced discrimination and need legal advice or help deciding whether you should make a human rights application.
Toll Free: 1-866-625-5179
TTY (Toll Free): 1-866 612-8627
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario deals with 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
Case-related enquiries should be directed to:
Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
15 Grosvenor Street, Ground Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2G6
TTY Toll-free: 1-866-607-1240