MEDIA ADVISORY - Updated policy on preventing discrimination based on creed gives guidance on protecting rights

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - On Thursday, December 10, 2015, Renu Mandhane, Chief Commissioner, will be launching the Ontario Human Rights Commission's (OHRC) updated Policy on preventing discrimination based on creed. The OHRC introduced its first policy on creed in 1996. Since that time, Ontario society has grown increasingly more diverse and there have been many important legal and social developments.The update reflects today's issues and changes to case law, and provides expanded information in areas like Indigenous Spirituality and creed-based profiling. The goal of the policy is to help Ontarians better understand and respond to diversity based on creed in ways that are inclusive and protect human rights.

Speakers include:

  • Mohammad H. Fadel, Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair for the Law and Economics of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

  • Monica McKay, Director, Office of Aboriginal Initiatives, Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Ryerson University

  • Dr. Karen Mock, Human Rights Consultant

  • David Seljak, Associate Professor, St. Jerome's University, University of Waterloo

  • Nasim Asgari, Spoken Word Artist

WHEN:        

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2015


10 A.M. – 12 NOON



WHERE:        

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO MULTI-FAITH CENTRE


569 SPADINA AVENUE, TORONTO


AUDITORIUM, GROUND FLOOR



MEDIA AVAILABILITY: 

11:30 A.M. – 12 NOON

Aussi disponible en français

SOURCE Ontario Human Rights Commission

For further information: Afroze Edwards, Sr. Communications Officer, OHRC, 416-314-4528

RELATED LINKS
http://www.ohrc.on.ca

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