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Human Rights Toolkit

The Hamilton Community Legal Clinic has created a toolkit of accessible materials designed for agencies and community groups to inform clients and the general public about what discrimination is and what you can do about it. Included are:

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Presentation materials

Produced/Updated In:

2016

Opportunities for Justice: How can the CCIJ help you?

This section of the CCIJ website explores what measures the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ) can take to help survivors of genocide, torture, and other atrocities seek justice and hold perpetrators responsible for their crimes. It looks at criminal prosecutions in Canada and abroad, civil lawsuits in Canada, extraditions, publicity campaigns, and compensation for clients.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2016

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Human Rights Legal Support Centre How-to Guides

You can find links to five guides on this Human Rights Legal Support Centre web page:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Human Rights Legal Support Centre Website

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre is one of three agencies that make up Ontario’s human rights system. It provides legal assistance to Ontarians who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario’s Human Rights Code, and who may want to make a human rights application.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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OHRC policy on preventing discrimination based on creed

This section of the Ontario Human Rights Commission website explains the OHRC policy preventing discrimination based on creed. It includes:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

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Preparing and filing a Human Rights Application

This guide on the Human Rights Legal Support Centre’s website has links to help for these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2015

Human Rights in Action: Handbook for Women Serving Federal Sentences

This booklet explains the rights women have while in prison and while out on conditional release, and discusses some of the ways women prisoners can exercise their rights and avoid having them restricted further. Another purpose of the booklet is to aid in the training of prisoner advocates inside and outside prison. 

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2014

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Guide to your rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Code

The Guide to your rights and responsibilities under the Human Rights Code gives a basic overview of Parts I and II of the Ontario Human Rights Code, and offers explanations about these parts of the Code. It uses examples to show how the Code would apply in different situations.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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Teaching human rights in Ontario – A guide for Ontario schools

This guide is meant to introduce students to the Ontario Human Rights Code and the roles of the three agencies that make up Ontario’s human rights system. It includes information on Code grounds, the social areas where discrimination is against the law in Ontario, and activities to help in teaching those concepts.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2013

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What your organization can expect when it is named in a discrimination complaint

This Canadian Human Rights Commission website takes you through the three main stages of the Commission’s dispute resolution process, then proceeds through the planning and preparation of a response to the complaint.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2013