Human Rights Legal Support Centre

Welcome to the Human Rights Legal Support Centre

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre offers human rights legal services to individuals throughout Ontario who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario's Human Rights Code. Our services may include legal assistance in filing applications at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and legal representation at mediations and hearings.

2014 Campaign: Stop Police Carding: the Centre is working with community-based organizations and the Law Union of Ontario to meet with community members who believe they have been stopped unfairly by the police on the basis of their race.  The Centre and the Law Union will provide legal assistance in applications to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.   

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What’s New at the Centre

In the Media: Hockey Canada embraces gender identity inclusion: Hockey Canada has agreed to make changes to protect young players in Ontario from discrimination and harassment based on a player’s transgender status.  These changes resolve a human rights application Jesse Thompson filed after facing difficulties at his local arena.

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Racism case against club settled: “Standing up to racism builds stronger communities,” said Ayesha Asghar after settling her human rights application at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario September 12.

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More service to more people: In 2013/14, the Centre was able to help more people. The number of people who received in-depth legal assistance increased by 33%. The number of people represented by our lawyers at mediation increased by over 100%. 

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