Human Rights Advisory Services

Human Rights Advisory Services
Human Rights Advisory Services

The Human Rights Legislation Group

The Human Rights Legislation Group is composed of unit heads from all academic and non-academic groups on campus or their designates.

The group is co-chaired by Lisa Newton(Queen's Legal Counsel and Access and Privacy Co-ordinator) and Stephanie Simpson (Executive Director and University Advisor on Equity and Human Rights). The purpose of the group is to provide units with the information they need to understand the constantly evolving landscape of human rights-related legislation in order to prevent breaches of human rights. 

Some of the pieces of legislation discussed include: the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and its standards, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and the Employment Equity Legislation.

The group holds periodic meetings to exchange information that will help units understand these changes, how they will affect the workplace and the skills required to meet our legal obligations. Interested individuals should email for information on attending the meetings or for access to resources. 

Meeting Highlights


Lavonne Hood

Senior Legal Counsel, University Secretariat & Legal Counsel


Stephanie Simpson

Associate Vice-Principal (Human Rights, Equity, Inclusion), Human Rights and Equity Office