Ontario Human Rights Code

The primary legislation that the CHR is mandated to follow is the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC).  The OHRC protects the York community's rights in relation to the following 17 grounds:


Ancestry, Colour, Race


Ethnic Origin

Place of Origin


Disability (incl. Mental Health & Addictions)

Family Status

Marital Status (including single status)

Gender Identity, Gender Expression

Receipt of public assistance (in housing only)

Record of offences (in employment only)

Sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding)

Sexual orientation

These code grounds are detailed on the Ontario Human Rights Commission's website

The CHR tracks the York community's engagement with our office as it relates to these code grounds and reports on it on an annual basis. For more information, see our annual reports.