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Nov 30, 2017, 10:30 ET OHRC launches public interest inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination by the Toronto Police Service

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) announced that it has launched a public interest inquiry into racial profiling and racial discrimination by the...


May 03, 2017, 09:00 ET New OHRC report reinforces concerns about racial profiling

TORONTO, May 3, 2017 /CNW/ - A new report by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) confirms that racial profiling is a daily reality that damages communities and undermines trust in public...


Jan 23, 2017, 10:33 ET Coalition of agencies launches ad campaign to challenge Islamophobia & racism

TORONTO, Jan. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - A coalition of national and provincial organizations and agencies has partnered to launch an awareness raising campaign that encourages Ontarians to stand up to...


Jul 11, 2016, 12:00 ET OHRC calls on police prosecutor to address racial profiling in Neptune 4 case

TORONTO, July 11, 2016 /CNW/ - The Toronto Police Service Disciplinary Tribunal has denied the Ontario Human Rights Commission's motion for leave to intervene in the Neptune 4 case on jurisdictional...


May 26, 2016, 08:30 ET Human rights must be at the heart of the province's Strategy for a Safer Ontario: OHRC

TORONTO, May 26, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is calling for a comprehensive new approach to policing in Ontario that addresses long-standing concerns about systemic...


Mar 08, 2016, 09:28 ET OHRC calls for an end to sexualized workplace dress codes that discriminate

TORONTO, March 8, 2016 /CNW/ - In recognition of International Women's Day, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is calling for an end to sexualized dress codes that discriminate against female ...


Feb 29, 2016, 11:15 ET Media Advisory - OHRC's motion to intervene in the 'Neptune 4' case to be heard by Toronto Police Service Disciplinary Tribunal

TORONTO, Feb. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - On March 2nd, 2016, the OHRC's motion to intervene in the 'Neptune 4' case (http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/news_centre/ohrc-seeks-leave-intervene-racial-profiling-case) will...


Feb 01, 2016, 10:00 ET OHRC Intervenes in Racial Profiling and Discriminatory Use of Force Case

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is intervening in Roberts v. Toronto Police Services Board, an application before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO)...


Jan 06, 2016, 10:00 ET New Documentation Guidelines for Accommodating Students with Mental Health Disabilities

TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Navi Dhanota, represented by ARCH Disability Law Centre, York University and the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) have worked together to develop new documentation ...


Dec 10, 2015, 10:00 ET Updated Creed Policy gives guidance on protecting rights

TORONTO, Dec. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today releases an updated Policy on preventing discrimination based on creed. The OHRC introduced its first policy on creed...


Dec 08, 2015, 11:56 ET 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...


Dec 02, 2015, 12:14 ET Human Rights Settlement Aims to Increase Gender Diversity in Ottawa Police Service

TORONTO, Dec. 2, 2015 /CNW/ - A settlement has been reached with the Ottawa Police in a case that alleged a female police officer was denied training, job placement and promotion opportunities...


Oct 30, 2015, 17:38 ET OHRC welcomes Renu Mandhane as new Chief Commissioner

TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Ruth Goba, Interim Chief Commissioner, today welcomes Renu Mandhane as the OHRC's new Chief Commissioner effective Monday, November 2, 2015. "Ms. Mandhane comes to the...


Oct 01, 2015, 10:00 ET Media Advisory - OHRC welcomes community, launches new mental health report

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Human Rights Commission, along with the Regional Diversity Roundtable of Peel and the United Way of Peel Region, will host Taking it Local, a one-day...


Jun 11, 2015, 10:00 ET OHRC Annual report looks at mental health, bias-free policing, work on gender identity issues

TORONTO, June 11, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released OHRC Today, its 2014-2015 Annual Report, which focuses on mental health disabilities and addictions, bias-free...


Jun 10, 2015, 11:40 ET Media Advisory - Ontario Human Rights Commission 2014-2015 Annual Report

TORONTO, June 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Human Rights Commission is releasing its 2014-2015 Annual Report on Thursday, June 11th. The report highlights the Commission's work for the period April 1, ...


Jun 02, 2015, 12:34 ET OHRC seeks leave to intervene in racial profiling case

TORONTO, June 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Human Rights Commission is seeking leave to intervene as a friend of the Court in the "Neptune 4" case, being heard by the Toronto Police Service...


May 27, 2015, 15:17 ET Correction: Toronto Police Service Body-worn camera Pilot Project

TORONTO, May 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Several news outlets have recently quoted a Toronto Police Service (TPS) news release regarding body-worn cameras: http://torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/31840 That...


Apr 14, 2015, 13:55 ET Ontario Human Rights Commission urges TPS and TPSB to set aside revised Procedure & Policy on Community Engagements

TORONTO, April 14, 2015 /CNW/ - 14th April 2015 William Blair Chief of Police Toronto Police Service 40 College Street Toronto, ON M5G 2J3 Canada Dear Chief Blair, Re: Community Engagement Procedures ...


Dec 08, 2014, 10:00 ET Media Advisory - OHRC webinar applies UN Declaration to today's Ontario

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - To commemorate the 66th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Ontario Human Rights Commission will host a webinar on...


Oct 29, 2014, 11:00 ET Updated Policy on preventing discrimination because of pregnancy and breastfeeding

TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released an updated version of its Policy on preventing discrimination because of pregnancy and breastfeeding in an eLaunch...


Sep 04, 2014, 10:00 ET "OHRC Today" - Ontario Human Rights Commission releases its 2013-2014 Annual Report

TORONTO, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) today released its 2013-2014 Annual Report. Commenting on her final report before stepping down as OHRC Chief Commissioner...


Sep 03, 2014, 10:00 ET Media Advisory - Ontario Human Rights Commission 2013-2014 Annual Report

TORONTO, Sept. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Human Rights Commission is releasing its 2013-2014 Annual Report on Thursday, September 4th. The report highlights the Commission's work for the period...


Jul 17, 2014, 09:00 ET Allegations of racial profiling of migrant workers troubling: OHRC

TORONTO, July 17, 2014 /CNW/ - The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) took another step to eliminate racial profiling in Ontario by speaking out in the Office of the Independent Police Review...


Jun 18, 2014, 10:00 ET New OHRC policy addresses human rights for people with mental health or addiction disabilities

TORONTO, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - A new policy, released today, aims to provide user-friendly guidance on how to define, assess, handle and resolve human rights issues related to mental health and...