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Take it Local - Human Rights Training Day - Durham Region
Thu, 27 April 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
Please join us for a day of training with the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
This one-day professional development event features plenary and concurrent sessions on current human rights topics.
Featured speakers include Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane and Staff from the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC), staff from the Human Rights Legal Support Centre as well as leaders from Durham Region.
Registration is Free. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Concurrent Session Details - Pick 1 am and 1 pm option in registration
Morning Concurrent Sessions
C1: Human Rights essentials (OHRC)
This introductory session offers primer on human rights, including an overview of Ontario's Human Rights Code, the grounds and social areas the Code covers, forms of discrimination, the duty to accommodate and how Ontario's human rights system works.
C2: Updates on disability and the duty to accomodate (OHRC)
Learn about new developments in the law regarding disability accommodation in employment, housing and services (including education). Understand your rights and obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code; how to design you facilities, policies and procedures inclusively; how to respond appropriately to accommodation requests and how to address complaints related to disability. This session will draw on the OHRC's newly updated Policy and ableism and discrimination based on disability as well as its Policy on preventing discrimination based on mentlal health disabilities and addictions.
C3: Human rights, gender identity and gender expression (OHRC)
This session features an overview of the OHRC's policy on preventing discrimination because of gender identity and gender expression. Learn about the two newest grounds of Human Rights Code, and what the law requires you to do to accommodate people with diverse gender identities and expressions.
C4: Systemic Discrimination (OHRC)
Organizations often have rules or procedures that may not appear to dicriminate or intend to discriminate, but that negatively affect or cause barriers for groups who identify with Human Rights Code grounds. Learn about ways to identify and rework these rules including the importance of collecting human rights-based data. Participants should already have a basic Knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions
C5: Preventing sexual and gender-based harrassment (OHRC)
What is sexual and gender-based harrassment? Who is affected? How can employers, housing providers, service providers and others address it when it happens? This session is based on the OHRC's Policy on preventing sexual and gender-based harrassment. It will help you identify sexual and gender-based harrassment and provide information on how organizations can prevent and respond to it.
C6: Competing human rights and how to address them (OHRC)
When one right appears to conflict with another, what do we do? In this session, you will learn how to identify when rights are competing, and how to analyze and resolve this conflict. You'll learn about the OHRC's policy on competing human rights and how to apply its framework to your own scenario. Participants should already have a basic knowledge of the Ontario Human Rights Code.
C7: Preventing discrimination based on creed (OHRC)
Learn about the OHRC's Policy on preventing discrimination based on creed. Explore examples of creed-based discrimination as well as how to accommodate creed beliefs and practices in employment, housing and service contexts.
C8: How to file an Applicaation with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (Human Rights Legal Support Centre)
What do you do if you believe your rights under the Human Rights Code have been violated? This session will provide practical advice and in-depth instruction on how to complete and file an application(Form 1) with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. You will also learn about how to deal with potential issues that can arise after filing an application, what to look for when you recieve the Response (Form 2).