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What are human rights and how do they apply to your everyday life?

Ontarians are governed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and by the Ontario Human Rights Code.Under these regulations, living in a democracy grants us the rights to live, grow, learn and earn in respectful environments. We are allowed to enjoy religious and other rights and freedoms and pursue peaceful goals and objectives.We have the right to have access to jobs in a fair and equitable manner and have basic legal rights regardless of:Country of originRacial backgroundReligious beliefsPolitical beliefsAgeGenderSexual orientationMental of physical abilityFamily or marital statusReceipt of public assistanceHuman rights include civil rights, economic rights, social rights and...


Posted: Aug 2, 2017



Our mother tongues encode our identities

Many of us who speak and/or understand our mother tongues realize that our languages unlock many aspects of our identities and connect us to aspects of our histories, traditions and cultures.As such, our mother tongues encode our identities in so many ways. Even as active, productive, patriotic citizens of a new country, while embracing wonderful new languages, cultures, traditions, celebrations and ways of life, we acknowledge that our mother tongues capture aspects of who we are and who we will always be intrinsically. There are many educators who are teaching children today or whom we encounter in our own studies, who would benefit from familiarizing themselves with knowledge about...


Posted: Apr 30, 2017



Diversity is Toronto

The City of Toronto has been named one of Canada’s best diversity employers for the second consecutive year for its exceptional workplace diversity and inclusion programs.“As a leading organization that offers many diverse programs and initiatives, the City of Toronto is very deserving of this award,” said Mayor John Tory. “Diversity is our strength, and I commend the members of the Toronto Public Service, whose work helps make Toronto an inclusive and welcoming city that is a model for the rest of the world.”The competition recognizes leaders who create inclusive workplaces and programs for employees from five groups: women, members of visible minorities, persons with...


Posted: Apr 30, 2017



Ontario’s diversity draws newcomers

Ontario Minister Laura Albanese spoke to the federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Ahmed Hussen, and reiterated Ontario’s open door stance with respect to receiving immigrants and refugees from all countries, irrespective of race, ethnicity or faith.“Ontario’s economic and social strength is built on our traditions of openness and diversity,” she said. “Since December 2015, Ontario has received approximately 20,000 refugees, including over 16,000 refugees fleeing the Syrian crisis and the remainder coming from other countries across the globe.“Communities across the province have embraced our new neighbours and through the collaborative efforts of...


Posted: Mar 2, 2017



Canadian citizenship is much valued

John McCallum, minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, welcomed new citizens at a special citizenship ceremony in conjunction with York Regional Police in Aurora. It was his first citizenship ceremony as minister last year.In the past 10 years, Canada has welcomed over 1,500,000 proud new Canadians. While citizenship ceremonies are held year-round all across the country, each year, in October, Canadians take a week to reflect on and celebrate the rights and responsibilities all Canadian citizens share.Citizenship Week is also a great opportunity to welcome new Canadians and many people attend a citizenship ceremony or organize a reaffirmation ceremony in their communities, place...


Posted: Oct 31, 2016



A Canadian celebration of diversity
Posted: Oct 4, 2016


More French-speaking newcomers headed for Francophone minority communities outside of Quebec
Posted: Jul 4, 2016


Toronto celebrates newcomers
Posted: Jul 4, 2016


Immigrants help improve economies
Posted: Jun 1, 2016


Markham: Most diverse community in Canada
Posted: Jun 1, 2016


Awards mark progress on equity and inclusion
Posted: May 4, 2016


York World Scholars program seeks international students
Posted: Apr 1, 2016


Canada celebrates its diversity in many ways
Posted: Dec 1, 2015


Canada’s new cabinet “looks like Canada”
Posted: Dec 1, 2015


Students capture their culture in Passages Canada photo contest
Posted: Jun 29, 2015


Canada funds project that tells the story of South Asian pioneers
Posted: Jun 2, 2015


WSO assists student barred from wearing kirpan
Posted: Mar 30, 2015


Ensuring a safe place for the expression of multiple beliefs
Posted: Mar 30, 2015


Lincoln Alexander’s legacy shines in Canadian multiculturalism
Posted: Mar 2, 2015


New Canadian citizens welcomed on centre-court
Posted: Mar 2, 2015


Filipino Canadian activist receives the 2014 Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism
Posted: Mar 2, 2015


Canadians give generously of their time
Posted: Jan 4, 2015


Various ethnicities, cultures and faiths live in peace in Canada
Posted: Nov 3, 2014


Diwali celebrated across Canada
Posted: Nov 3, 2014


Canada: A model of peaceful pluralism
Posted: Sep 30, 2014


Special citizenship ceremony highlights Canada’s diversity
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


Ryerson University program supports entrepreneurs in a multicultural market
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


100 years after Komagata Maru: Learning from Canada’s past
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


Canada welcomes thousands of new citizens
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


Canada’s diversity is its strength
Posted: Jul 29, 2014


Museum highlights the role of immigrants in building Canada
Posted: Jun 30, 2014


“The best country in the world.” says former Senator Vim Kochchar
Posted: Jun 30, 2014


Every nation is represented in multicultural Canada
Posted: Jun 30, 2014


Canada welcomes new citizens
Posted: Apr 30, 2014


How we all fit in the Canadian mosaic
Posted: Apr 30, 2014


Welcome mat out for new Canadians
Posted: Apr 1, 2014


Ontario celebrates three young women in the fight against racism
Posted: Mar 5, 2014


Immigration brings Canada and South Asia close
Posted: Mar 5, 2014


Peel Board resolves issue of cultural accommodation in Brampton school
Posted: Oct 30, 2013


Do you have it in you to fight for human rights?
Posted: Oct 2, 2013


WSO helps resolve kirpan dispute
Posted: Oct 2, 2013


Diverse communities come together to celebrate CASSA’s Toronto Mela
Posted: Oct 2, 2013


Toronto women honoured for outstanding contributions to empowering newcomers
Posted: Sep 5, 2013


Toronto women honoured for outstanding contributions to empowering newcomers
Posted: Sep 5, 2013


Making diversity work for employers
Posted: Sep 5, 2013


Community work wins immigrant award for multiculturalism
Posted: Sep 5, 2013


New Canadian citizenship judges
Posted: Jun 5, 2013


The deep roots of Canada’s multi-ethnic society
Posted: Apr 3, 2013


Community volunteers and leaders recognized
Posted: Mar 3, 2013


Honour for helping newcomers to Canada
Posted: Jan 31, 2013


Canada and India share a deep bond
Posted: Jan 31, 2013


New Canadians in ‘Sandwich generation’ feel financial pinch
Posted: Dec 31, 2012


One million Indo-Canadians foster improved trade relations
Posted: Dec 4, 2012


New Awards recognize volunteers
Posted: Feb 3, 2011


Canada's Economic Action Plan creates jobs
Posted: Feb 3, 2011


Our made-in-Canada version of bats in the belfry
Posted: Feb 3, 2011


Ontario students among the best in the world
Posted: Feb 3, 2011


How Deepesh Ahuja made his mark in Canada
Posted: Jan 6, 2011


A memorial for Komagata Maru in Vancouver
Posted: Jan 6, 2011


Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism
Posted: Dec 4, 2010


Citizenship Judges appointed
Posted: Dec 4, 2010


Canada Cup T20: Creating cricket stars of tomorrow
Posted: Aug 22, 2010


A review of hiring policies in the federal public service is needed
Posted: Aug 6, 2010


Canadians Now Live Longer
Posted: Aug 6, 2010


Organizers say first-ever Arusha reunion will be a phenomenal success!
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


State Bank of India (Canada) welcomes new President & CEO
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


The importance of safe handling of fresh produce
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


Celebrating Canada’s multiculturalism day on June 27
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


The King of Bollywood joins forces with the Canadian Tourism Commission
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


CIVIC HERO!
Posted: Jul 25, 2010


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