OCDSB Office of the Human Rights and Equity Advisor

OCDSB Office of the Human Rights and Equity Advisor



We are on the side of human rights! The Office of the Human Rights and Equity Advisor (O-HREA) is the OCDSB’s arm’s-length office committed to promoting and protecting the human rights of students, families, staff and the broader school community.  The Office of the Human Rights and Equity Advisor is established to address concerns under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the OCDSB Policy P.147.GOV Human Rights.

The Office of the Human Rights and Equity Advisor has two main goals:

  1. To act on human rights complaints confidentially, fairly, and promptly; and
  2. To provide leadership and advice within the OCDSB community to help people better understand their human rights and obligations, and prevent discrimination and harassment.

Arm’s-Length

We address all human rights concerns and complaints in an impartial and independent manner. The Office of the Human Rights and Equity Advisor operates at arm’s length from all other administrative structures within the OCDSB.

Confidentiality

All communication with the Office of the Human Rights and Equity Advisor is private and confidential. The Office of the Human Rigths and Equity Advisor is intended to be a safe and confidential space for all members of the OCDSB community to bring forward concerns related to discrimination and harassment or other human rights issues. We welcome any questions regarding privacy and confidentiality.

Report an Issue

The Human Rights Reporting Form may be used by anyone in the OCDSB community to confidentially report a human rights concern to the Office of the Human Rights and Equity Advisor. 

If you require help to fill out the form or any other type of accommodation during the process, please contact our office at [email protected] or +1 613 596 8729 and we are happy to provide support. 

Contact us in Confidence

The Office of the Human Rights and Equity Advisor is intended to be a safe and confidential space for anyone in the OCDSB community to bring forward human rights concerns, complaints or issues. 

All appointments must be made in advance by phone or via email. Until further notice, all appointments or consultations will be conducted via telephone or video conferencing.

 

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Telephone: +1 613 596 8729

Email:  [email protected]


Meet our Team


*content on this page is adapted from the Human Rights Commissioner's Office webpage at  York Region District School Board
Usful Resouces
Human Rights Reporting Form
Human Rights Policy
Human Rights Survey Results
Human Rights Consultation
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