Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Teaching Human Rights

Ontario Human Rights Commission

The Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) is one of the most important pieces of legislation in Ontario. This guide is designed to help educators discuss with students the rights and responsibilities the Code covers. It explains human rights protections and identifies who is responsible for protecting everyone's rights.
Human rights legislation deals with discrimination in particular areas of our lives. Discrimination results from intentional and unintentional prejudicestereotyping and misuse of power. The Code provides a legal mechanism to prevent or stop discrimination, and to offer remedies when discrimination happens.
This package contains information and activities to help students learn the difference between permissible behaviours and illegal behaviours.

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