New video helps Indigenous people in Ontario know their human rights

by pmnationtalk on December 1, 2017141 Views

New video helps Indigenous people in Ontario know their human rights

(Toronto, ON) December 1, 2017 – The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) and the Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC) release a new educational video Friday, December 1 – Defending your human rights in Ontario – what you need to know. The hand-drawn video takes Indigenous people through every-day scenarios of discrimination (sexual harassment, profiling, disability accommodation at work) and what tools are available to Indigenous people in Ontario when they experience discrimination.

WHAT: Video Launch: Defending your human rights in Ontario – what you need to know
WHO: Sylvia Maracle, Executive Director, OFIFC
Lori Mishibinijima, Legal Counsel, HRLSC
WHERE Human Rights Legal Support Centre
180 Dundas Street West, 8th Floor Boardroom, Toronto (Dundas and University Avenue)
WHEN: Friday, December 1, 10-11 a.m.

 

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Media Contacts:

Jennifer Ramsay, Human Rights Legal Support Centre 416.597.4958; cell: 416.522.5931

Suze Morrison, Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, cell: 416.956.7577

About the HRLSC

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre provides free legal assistance to people in communities across Ontario who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario’s  Human Rights Code.

About the OFIFC

Founded in 1971, the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) works to support, advocate for, and build the capacity of 28 member Friendship Centres across Ontario.

In Ontario more than 85 per cent of Indigenous people live in urban communities. The

OFIFC is the largest urban Indigenous service network in the province supporting this vibrant, diverse, and quickly-growing population through programs and initiatives that span justice, health, family support, long-term care, healing and wellness, employment and training, education, research, and more. Learn more about the work the OFIFC does to support Friendship Centres at www.ofifc.org.

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