TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Attorney General John Gerretsen will join Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and Kingston Deputy Mayor Jim Neill to launch In the zone: Housing, human rights and municipal planning. The guide offers municipalities information about their legal obligations, and about the tools and best practices they can apply to connect human rights and housing when making zoning and planning decisions.
The In the zone launch is the start of Human Rights from A - Z, a day of training for municipal staff and associates relating to the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination. Other features of the day are sessions on making organizational change to eliminate racism and discrimination, collecting human rights-based data, setting up special programs under the Ontario Human Rights Code, and a look at the CCMARD Toolkit for Municipalities.
|Date:||Friday, February 17, 2012|
|Location:||Queen's University, Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Kingston|
|Key times:||9:00 a.m. - In the zone media launch|
|9:30 a.m. - In the zone plenary|
|11:00 a.m. - Concurrent sessions|
|1:00 p.m. - Human rights and rental housing licensing plenary|
|2:15 p.m. - Concurrent sessions|
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For further information:
Afroze Edwards, Senior Communications Officer, Ontario Human Rights Commission, 416-314-4528, [email protected]