2016 Annual Update on Human Rights

  • May 30, 2016


Publication Only | Archived Video + e-Materials


If your practice touches on human rights law, this program is a must-attend event for you. Get up-to-date on the latest developments and take-away helpful strategies on handling current issues in human rights. Our exceptional faculty will provide the expertise you need to excel in this area. Plus, don't miss our keynote address from the Ontario Human Rights Commission's new Chief Commissioner, Renu Mandhane. Additional details coming soon.


Dean Ardron, Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP
Kathryn Bird, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
Diane Janisse, Legal Aid Ontario Clinic Resource Office


Islamophobia - How to Identify it, Remedy it, and Rally Against it: A Primer for Lawyers
Alayna Miller, Mann Lawyers LLP

Medical Marijuana: Hashing Out Your Accommodation Obligations
Maureen M. Quinlan, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP
Charles J. Binns, Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP

Noteworthy Developments and Trends In Gender Identity and Gender Expression Cases
Janina Fogels, Human Rights Legal Support Centre
Melissa Mark, Human Rights Legal Support Centre

Remedies Awarded by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, May 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016

A Year In Review at the HRTO - Notable Decisions
Naomi Overend, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

When Ignorance is No Excuse: An Update on the Duty to Inquire
Morgan Rowe, Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne & Yazbeck LLP

Allegations of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and the Importance of Conducting an Investigation: Not Just a Human Rights Issue any Longer
Asha Rampersad, Bernardi Human Resources Law LLP

Navigating rights and responsibilities under Workers' Compensation and Human Rights Legislation in Ontario
Christine Johnson, Champ & Associates
Amy Kishek, Champ & Associates

Strategic Considerations for Success at Summary Hearings
Marni Tolensky, Toronto Transit Commission

Using Expert Evidence to Prove Unconscious Bias and Systemic Discrimination: Lessons from Racial Profiling Jurisprudence
Sunil Gurmukh, Ontario Human Rights Commission

Expert evidence and systemic discrimination in the workplace
Lai-King Hum, Hum Law Firm

Use of Expert Evidence in Systemic Discrimination Cases
Antonella Ceddia, City of Toronto

Professionalism and Human Rights: Effectively Dealing with Self-Represented Litigants and the Importance of Civility
Katherine Ford, Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Providing Effective Legal Services to Clients with Mental Disabilities
Simone Ostrowski, Koldorf Stam LLP