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Human Rights Commissioner's Office HRCO
Human Rights Commissioner's Office

The Human Rights Commissioner’s Office (HRCO) is the Board’s arms-length office for
Human Rights Code compliance under its Human Rights Policy. In addition, the HRCO responsibilities include:
  • Providing guidance and education on human rights and accessibility issues
  • Monitoring compliance and accessibility issues as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Board’s Accessibility Policy
  • Managing and investigating human rights complaints
  • Assisting with early resolution and dispute resolution
  • Providing information and support in addressing human rights complaints
  • Consulting and providing guidance on employment and educational equity plans
  • Advising upon request for French Immersion education in support of educational equity
  • Advising the Board on its strategic goals in all areas toward fostering a culture free of harassment and discrimination
  • Developing and coordinating plans, policies and procedures related to human rights
The HRCO supports all members of the York Region District School Board community who have questions or concerns related to discrimination and harassment.

Our two key goals are:
  1. To act upon complaints promptly, fairly, judiciously and with confidentiality; and
  2. To support preventative actions through education and training for building a respectful working and inclusive learning environment
In advancing education in human rights and equity, the HRCO also collaborates with Inclusive Schools and Community Services in developing and conducting training to all Board employees.


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