Human Rights


Discrimination generally happens when actions or treatment are taken toward a person because they belong to a particular category. Sometimes discrimination is obvious and other times it can be harder to recognize. A person can be discriminated against on the basis of age, ethnic or national origin, mental or physical disability, race or colour, religion or creed, sex/gender, or sexual orientation.

If you feel that you have been discriminated against, you can contact Human Rights Legal Support Centre at (416) 597-4900 or toll free at 1-866-625-5179. The Centre provides legal advice and assistance to individuals who have experienced discrimination in communities across Ontario. They provide this service in over 140 languages. For more information, visit their website by clicking the link below:

211 Ontario

Another reliable source is 211 Ontario. Simply dial 2-1-1 on you phone and have access to community, social, non-clinical health and other human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 100 languages. The service is confidential and no one will call you back without your permission.

Ontario Human Rights Code

The Ontario Human Rights Code prohibits actions that discriminate against people based on differences such as their age, citizenship, disability and family status. For a full list of your protected human rights, please click the link below: