Utilizing Ontario's Human Rights Code to Support Clients facing Discrimination
June 7, 2022 @ 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
Presented by: Shalini Konanur, Executive Director & Lawyer, South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO)
The intersection of race and disability often leads to significant discrimination and the violation of basic human rights for racialized communities in access to services, in employment, and in other areas of life. However, we are aware that racialized communities do not understand Ontario’s human right mechanisms, what their rights are, and how to assert those rights. This session will support social workers to develop an understanding of the ways in which systemic racism and discrimination impact all of the life outcomes for racialized communities and the ways in which clients can access legal supports to address the discrimination that they face. Social workers will be equipped with a basic understanding of how human rights law works in Ontario and how they can support clients through the various resources available to combat discrimination.
This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a fee of $20.