In Ontario, the Human Rights System is made up of three different components: the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, and the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
All claims of discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code are addressed through the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. The purpose of the Tribunal is to provide an expeditious and accessible process to assist parties to resolve applications through mediation, and to decide those applications where the parties are unable to reach a resolution through settlement.
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre offers human rights legal services to individuals throughout Ontario who have experienced discrimination. Their services may include legal assistance in filing applications at the Tribunal, and legal representation at mediations and hearings.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission works to promote, protect and advance human rights through research, education and policy development. The Commission is no longer responsible for receiving discrimination complaints.
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