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Agency Details

(as on: Tuesday, March 28, 2017)
Ministry:  ATTORNEY GENERAL
Agency:  ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
Agency URL:  www.ohrc.on.ca
Address:  180 Dundas Street West, 8th Fl, Toronto ON M7A 2R9
Tel.:  416-326-9511; 1-800-387-9080
Fax:  N/A

Background:  Human Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, ss. 27(1)
Period:  N/A - N/A
Type:  REG

Prerogative:  Mandatory Legislation; Premier's OIC

Function:  The Ontario Human Rights Commission provides leadership for the promotion, protection and advancement of human rights, and builds partnerships across the human rights system. The OHRC works to empower people to realize their rights; to ensure those responsible for upholding human rights do so; and to advocate for the full realization of human rights and the building of a human rights culture in Ontario. The OHRC develops and encourages the implementation of human rights policies; conducts research; monitors developments, trends, problem areas and case law involving human rights issues; uses its legal powers to pursue remedies in the public interest; carries out public interest inquiries where appropriate; educates and builds capacity; and reports on the state of human rights to the people of Ontario. The OHRC reviews laws, regulations and policies to ensure they are consistent with the Human Rights Code and works to identify issues of tension and conflict and to find ways to resolve those issues.

Membership:  The Commission shall be composed of such persons as are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, who designates a member of the Commission as Chief Commissioner.

Term:  The Chief Commissioner and other members of the Commission hold office for a term specified by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Meetings:  The Commission meets approximately 5 times a year for two days. It may meet more frequently as issues arise. Meetings are normally held at the Commission's office but can take place elsewhere in Ontario. One day of preparation time is required for each formal commission meeting. Travel is required for out-of-town commissioners. Committee activities and public engagements may require an additional four to ten days per year.

Requirements:  A person appointed to the Commission will have knowledge, experience or training with respect to human rights law and issues. The diversity of Ontario's population is to be recognized in the composition of the Commission as a whole.

ONTARIO GOVERNMENT APPOINTEES
No.   POSITION      MEMBER NAME       TENURE     REMUNERATION    LOCATION  
1.MEMBER (PART-TIME)GUSELLA, MARY24-Feb-2016 - 23-Nov-2017$398 PER DIEMOTTAWA
2.MEMBER (PART-TIME)LEE, JULIE08-Sep-2009 - 07-Mar-2018$398 PER DIEMLONDON
3.MEMBER (PART-TIME)MENDES, ERROL PATRICK08-Sep-2009 - 07-Mar-2018$398 PER DIEMOTTAWA
4.MEMBER (PART-TIME)SWITZER, MAURICE22-Jun-2016 - 21-Jun-2018$398 PER DIEMNORTH BAY
5.MEMBER (PART-TIME)KHEDR, RABIA28-Sep-2016 - 27-Sep-2018$398 PER DIEMMISSISSAUGA
6.MEMBER (PART-TIME)GUENANG TCHATAT, 
LÉONIE-FRANCOISE
02-Feb-2017 - 01-Feb-2019$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
7.MEMBER (PART-TIME)DRAKE, KAREN22-Jun-2016 - 21-Jun-2019$398 PER DIEMTHUNDER BAY
8.MEMBER (PART-TIME)MCKENZIE, KWAME22-Jun-2016 - 21-Jun-2019$398 PER DIEMTORONTO
9.MEMBER (PART-TIME)PORTER, J. BRUCE30-Jun-2016 - 29-Jun-2019$398 PER DIEMHUNTSVILLE
10.CHIEF COMMISSIONERMANDHANE, RENU30-Oct-2015 - 29-Oct-2017SMG3TORONTO