TORONTO — The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has reached an important milestone with the release of its What We Heard Report on anti-Black racism in Ontario’s publicly-funded Education System.
The OHRC’s legacy is decades in the making. Last year marked the 60th anniversary of Ontario’s Human Rights Code – the first legislation of its kind in Canada. This report marks some key human rights moments, and the significant role individuals and communities have played in recognizing, protecting, and advancing human rights.
The OHRC launched its What We Heard Report on anti-Black racism in education. To continue engaging in dialogue with other key partners and stakeholders in education, the OHRC is issuing a call for written submissions on concrete solutions to address anti-Black racism in Ontario’s publicly funded education system. The goal is to gather additional information including recommendations for solutions and action to empower and hold duty-holders accountable.
Reflect, reimagine, respond: results, the 2021-2022 Ontario Human Rights Commission Annual Report, provides a qualitative and quantitative update on our progress in meeting the commitments set out in our 2017-2022 strategic plan, Putting people and their rights at the centre.
The OHRC calls on Ontario to establish a legislative and regulatory framework to directly address systemic racial discrimination in policing across the province. We have laid out a framework for systemic change that includes essential steps for eliminating discriminatory practices from policing across the province.
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.
A Disparate Impact, the second interim report in the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination of Black persons by the Toronto Police Service (TPS), confirms that Black people are more likely than others to be arrested, charged, over-charged, struck, shot or killed by Toronto police.