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Human Rights and Education School Council Chairs April 20, 2010. The Ontario Human Rights Code. The Code is the law in Ontario prohibiting discrimination and harassment Promotes a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of each person

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the ontario human rights code
The Ontario Human Rights Code
  • The Code is the law in Ontario prohibiting discrimination and harassment
  • Promotes a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of each person
  • Provides for equal rights and opportunities without discrimination
  • Aims to ensure each person feels a part of the community and able to contribute fully
the ontario human rights system
The Ontario Human Rights System
  • Ontario’s new human rights system started on June 2008
  • The new system consists of three pillars
    • The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario
    • The Human Rights Legal Support Centre
    • The Ontario Human Rights Commission
race equality
Race Equality
  • Race equality is important, even if there is nobody from an ethno racial group in your school or local community.
diversity and the lambton kent district school board
Diversity and the Lambton Kent District School Board
  • 3.1 % Visible Minority Population
  • 3.2% Aboriginal Population
  • Residents whose mother tongue is neither English nor French:
    • Chatham-Kent - 10.2%
    • Lambton - 8.2%
    • Toronto - 49.0%
    • Ontario - 27.2%

Source: OTF – 2008 Community Profile – Halton-Peel (Statistics Canada, Census of Population 2006)

population trends
Population Trends
  • The population in Halton-Peel is growing at nearly three times the rate (17.2%) of the province overall (6.6%)
  • Milton had the highest growth rate (71.4%) of any municipality in all of Canada.
  • Newcomers accounted for 56% of the growth in Halton-Peel during this period.

Source: OTF – 2008 Community Profile – Halton-Peel (Statistics Canada, Census of Population 2006)

ohrc concerns in education
OHRC Concerns in Education
  • Equal treatment
    • Racism
    • Racial Discrimination
    • Discipline
    • Exclusion
    • Academic Achievement
    • Employment and Services

Accommodation

    • Timeliness
    • Creed
    • Intersection between disability and race
systemic racism
Systemic Racism
  • Consists of patterns of behaviour, policies or practices that are part of the social and administrative structure of an organization which create or perpetuate a position of relative disadvantage for racialized persons.
  • Rules, procedures, policies that appear neutral on the surface but have an exclusionary impact on racialized persons.
common sources of systemic racial discrimination
Common Sources of Systemic Racial Discrimination
  • Curriculum
  • Formal curriculum
    • Content
    • Processes of instruction (books, teaching aids, teaching practices, evaluation procedures, assessment, placement)
  • Hidden Curriculum
    • Educator’s personal values
    • Unquestioned assumptions and expectations
    • Physical environment (especially affects disabled)
    • Social environment (marginalizes identities based on race, creed, culture, heritage etc)
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