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HRLSC's Response to Covid-19

March 2020

With the COVID-19 outbreak, organizations and communities across Ontario have to adapt quickly to a challenging situation. The HRLSC has taken precautionary measures in response to the ongoing developments.

As an essential service, the HRLSC continues to serve Ontarians to protect human rights and to support every person’s right to live and work with dignity and respect. Our offices are closed to visits, but our staff is working remotely, and our intake lines remain open.

In this context, it is important to remember that dignity, respect and equality must remain at the centre of our actions. We must work together to protect those who are disproportionately impacted, be vigilant that all human rights principles under the Code are respected and call out discrimination that might arise in these stressful and uncertain times. 

As we continue to monitor the situation closely, we will adjust our position to ensure the safety of our staff and our communities. We will make every effort to provide updates, as appropriate. We appreciate your patience as we work together to navigate through these challenging times.

For any Human Rights inquiry, please contact us at:

Tel: (416) 597-4900
Toll Free: 1-866-625-5179
TTY: (416) 597-4903
TTY Toll Free: 1-866 612-8627

For any accommodation requests, please e-mail accommodation@hrlsc.on.ca

More information on the Ontario’s Human Rights Code and COVID-19 here