Human Rights 101


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Thank you for your cooperation with the University's efforts in improving awareness about discrimination and human rights issues. This course provides a basic understanding of rights and responsibilities under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

For human rights concerns, the Human Rights and Equity Office (HREO) is a confidential, university-based service provider which administers the University's Harassment and Discrimination Complaint Policy and Procedure for faculty, staff and students. The Office has advisors who assist in the resolution of harassment / discrimination complaints and provide confidential advice and assistance to those who have questions or concerns about issues related to human rights.

They also help those who wish to pursue formal or informal routes of complaint resolution following an incident or harassment or discrimination. With the help of a Human Rights Advisor and within the framework of the Queen's Harassment / Discrimination Procedure, it is always the client who chooses the course of action to address the incident.

You can contact the Human Rights Office at: (613) 533-6886. Or visit us at: B506 Mackintosh-Corry Hall.

Human Rights 101 discusses the following:

  • What you should know about human rights and discrimination.
  • Your rights and responsibilities under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
  • How to apply the Ontario Human Rights Code.

What will I learn?

In Human Rights 101, you'll be introduced to the principles and concepts of human rights and how to recognize different types of discrimination. You'll have an overview of the Ontario Human Rights Code with some examples of how it can be applied.

  • About Human Rights - principles and concepts.
  • The Ontario Human Rights Code and how it is applied.
  • The Ontario Human Rights System and how it is applied.

Why do we need to know about human rights?

We need to know about the Code because we all have rights and responsibilities to make sure that everyone is treated equally and without discrimination.

Human Rights are for everyone

Human Rights issues touch our lives everyday.

  • We want a healthy workplace.
  • Our friends and family come from around the world, they may be getting older, or have a disability.
  • Our children's friends may have same-sex parents or one parent.

Partnerships and community input are key in helping inform and educate the public about human rights. The contents and structure of Human Rights 101 are guided by input from many organizations and individuals who responded to the Commission's eLearning assessment over the summer of 2009.

Note: Ensure you have 30–minutes of uninterrupted time to complete this module.  Completing the module in less than 15-minutes will result in an INVALID error.  The module will eventually time–out due to inactivity.

Thank you

Human Rights and Equity Office