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Location: S327 Ross Building, Tel.: 416-736-5682, TTY: 416-650-8023, Fax: 416-650-4823, e-mail:
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Hours of operation: Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm (after hours appointments can be arranged where necessary)

Welcome to York University’s Centre for Human Rights. The centre’s mission and mandate includes human rights education by promoting a culture of equity, inclusion and mutual respect and by mounting educational initiatives. As part of its educational role, the centre liaises with human rights groups, committees, associations and organizations both within the University and in the external community, as resources permit, with a view to gaining knowledge and information about emerging issues as well as best practices.

The centre advocates for the adherence to both the spirit and intent of the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code as well as all human rights policies at York. The centre assists individuals and groups to address and resolve allegations of discrimination and harassment as defined by the code through an accessible, impartial, non-adversarial and confidential process. This service is available to any current student, staff or faculty member of the York University community. When such allegations are raised, an inquiry will be conducted at an informal level, seeking resolution early and effectively for the individual(s) involved. Where a complaint cannot be resolved informally, the matter will be investigated in accordance with established University policies, practices and agreements.

In addition, the centre serves as a repository of information including the maintenance references and resources about human rights issues. Employees are available to provide information, referrals and advice to all sectors of the community.