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Human Rights Commission Information

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Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC)

About OHRC:

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is an independent agency that works to promote, protect, and advance human rights across the province of Ontario. As a key advocate for equality and fairness, the OHRC is committed to eliminating discrimination and fostering inclusive communities.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Policy Development:

    • The OHRC develops policies to address emerging human rights issues, providing guidance to individuals, organizations, and the government.

  2. Education and Outreach:

    • Engages in educational initiatives to raise awareness about human rights and prevent discrimination.

  3. Investigation and Enforcement:

    • Investigates human rights complaints, striving to resolve disputes through mediation and conciliation.

    • May intervene in legal proceedings related to human rights issues.

  4. Legal Support:

    • Offers legal support and resources to individuals navigating human rights matters.

How to Contact OHRC:

  • Website: Ontario Human Rights Commission

  • Phone: 1-800-387-9080 (Toll-Free) or 416-326-9511 (TTY: 416-314-6526)

  • Email:

Additional Resources:

  1. Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC):

    • Provides legal assistance to individuals filing human rights applications in Ontario.

    • Website: Human Rights Legal Support Centre

    • Phone: 416-597-4900 (Toll-Free: 1-866-625-5179)

  2. Ontario Human Rights Tribunal:

    • Adjudicates human rights applications filed under the Human Rights Code.

    • Website: Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

    • Phone: 416-326-1312 (Toll-Free: 1-866-598-0322)

Your Rights, Our Priority:

At Magna Carta Legal Services, we are committed to supporting individuals in their pursuit of justice and equality. If you are facing human rights challenges, we can provide legal guidance and representation. Contact us for a confidential consultation.

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