Thunder Bay Multicultural Association invite you to OHRC Policy Meeting

Thunder Bay Multicultural AssociationTHUNDER BAY – Events – The Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association invite you to the launch of the OHRC’s Policy on competing human rights. The meeting will be held May 9 2012 from 1PM to 3PM at the Italian Cultural Centre at 132 Algoma Street.

Policy on competing human rights:

As people better understand their rights and wish to exercise them, some of those rights may appear to conflict with the rights of others. This is especially true in Ontario’s increasingly diverse and complex society.

Conflicts can begin when an individual or group tries to enjoy or exercise a right, interest or value in an organizational context (such as in schools, employment or housing). At times, these claims may be in conflict, or may appear to be in conflict with other claims. For example, the rights to be free from discrimination based on creed or sexual orientation or gender may seem to be at odds with each other or with other rights, laws and practices.

The goal of the OHRC’s policy is to provide organizations, policy makers, litigants, adjudicators and others a clear, user-friendly guide on how to assess, handle and resolve competing rights claims. The policy will help educational institutions and individuals deal with everyday situations of competing rights, and avoid the time and expense of bringing a legal challenge before a court or human rights decision-maker. The policy provides a framework for addressing competing rights situations that can be used as is, or adapted |to meet the specific needs of an institution.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to Faye Fraser at: fmfraser@lakeheadu.ca If you are attending in person, please let Faye or the Thunder Bay Multicultural Association (345-0551) know if you need any Code-related accommodation.