Policy on preventing discrimination based on creed
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Policy on preventing discrimination based on creed. (n.d.). Ontario Human Rights Commission. 

Retrieved December 19, 2021, from https://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/policy-preventing-discrimination-based-creed 


Protected by the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code) and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Policy on Preventing Discrimination Based on Creed grants the rights to be treated equally regardless of one’s creed (including those who do not follow a creed). Drawing upon the Code, the Policy provides in-depth details regarding the rights based on creed in housing, services, employment, contracts, unions, and professional associations. This document includes the definition of creed, historical and contemporary examples of discrimination based on creed, protections against discrimination, how to accommodate individuals with varying creeds, the limits and defences on rights based on creed, and how to prevent and respond to discrimination based on creed.


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