The Ontario Human Rights Code protects individuals from discrimination and harassment in the private sector based on age, ancestry/colour/race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status, gender identity/gender expression, receipt of public assistance (in housing only), record of offences (in employment only), sex, and sexual orientation.
You are protected by the Human Rights Code if you have been discriminated or harassed in one of the following areas:
- Accommodation (housing)
- Goods, services and facilities
- Membership in unions, trade or professional associations.