Human Rights Law in the Provision of Services
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: February 2017
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)

Are service-based applications to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario under section 1 of the Human Rights Code (the "Code") on the rise? Brush up on the fundamental principles of these claims, and get up-to-speed on current issues and recent developments in three critical service areas. Our exceptional faculty will share helpful insights and key advice on service-based human rights claims in the areas of education, policing and government services, and insurance, and explore how the principles developing in these areas may apply across other contexts.


Fiona Campbell, Goldblatt Partners (Ottawa)
Nicola Simmons, Keel Cottrelle LLP
Jessica Young, eHealth Ontario


Opportunities and Challenges Presented by Service-Based Cases
Before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

Grace Vaccarelli, Human Rights Legal Support Centre
Melissa Mark, Human Rights Legal Support Centre

Recent Case Law Developments and Key Considerations in the Accommodation of Students with Disabilities Within a School Board Context
Gail Geronimo, Toronto District School Board

Tip Sheet: Representing students/parents on human rights accommodation matters in schools
Andrea Luey, Justice for Children and Youth

Anti-Genetic Discrimination Legislation: Update on S-201 and Ontario Bill 30
Peter Engelmann, Goldblatt Partners (Ottawa)

Exploring Age Discrimination in Benefits Plans and the Anticipated HRTO Decision in Talos v. Grand Erie District School Board
Joyce Tam, Thomas Gold Pettingill LLP

Reconciling Human Rights in Government Services and Policing
Bruce Ellis, Ministry of the Attorney General

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