Human Rights

We provide summary advice and representation for human rights, including before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, for all of the protected grounds under the Human Rights Code:

  • Age
  • Ancestry, colour, race
  • Citizenship
  • Ethnic origin
  • Place of origin
  • Creed
  • Disability
  • Family status
  • Marital status (including single status)
  • Gender identity, gender expression
  • Receipt of public assistance (in housing only)
  • Record of offences (in employment only)
  • Sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding)
  • Sexual orientation.

The protected social areas under the Code include:

  • Accommodation (housing)
  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Goods, services and facilities
  • Membership in unions, trade or professional associations.

For help with human rights issues, you can also contact the Human Rights Legal Support Centre at 1-866-625-5179.

The Steps to Justice website offers step-by-step information about human rights and other common legal problems.