Media Advisory - OHRC launches new Policy to protect the human rights of trans people in Ontario

TORONTO, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - On Monday, April 14, 2014, the Ontario Human Rights Commission will be releasing its new Policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression.

Trans people are one of the most disadvantaged groups in society. They often experience prejudice, discrimination, harassment, hatred and even violence. This new Policy looks at how to remove barriers, eliminate discrimination and help protect the rights of trans individuals and people of diverse genders.

Date:     Monday, April 14, 2014
 
Time:     10 a.m. to 12 noon
 
Place:    The 519 Church Street Community Centre, Ballroom               
  519 Church Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9
Key times: 
 
10:00 a.m.  The Policy - launch, introduction
  Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner,
  Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)
 
10:10 a.m.    Synopsis - French
  Pascale Demers, Information Officer, OHRC
 
10:15 a.m.   Remarks

  • Susan Gapka, Trans Lobby Group
  • Rev Dr. Cheri DiNovo, M.P.P.
  • Hon. Yasir Naqvi, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
  • Moya Teklu, Mount Sinai Hospital
 
10:40 a.m.   Questions and answers
  Barbara Hall; Jeff Poirier, Senior Policy Analyst, OHRC
 
10:55 - 11:20 a.m.  Media availability
 
11:05 a.m.   The Policy - more details
  Jeff Poirier, OHRC
 
11:20 a.m.   Community reflections
  Andréa Roussel, personal reflections
  Kenneth Jeffers, Toronto District School Board
  Loralee Gillis, Rainbow Health Ontario
 
11:35 a.m.   Questions and answers
 
11:50 a.m.   Concluding remarks
  Barbara Hall

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SOURCE Ontario Human Rights Commission

For further information:

Afroze Edwards, Senior Communications Officer
Ontario Human Rights Commission,
416-314-4528, Afroze.edwards@ohrc.on.ca