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colonization, Canadian law & policy, human rights


Sheridan College, like all post-secondary institutions in Canada, is bound by the obligations set out in federal and provincial human rights legislation. Students and employees also have rights and responsibilities under human rights law. This legal framework informs the EDI work that Sheridan is doing including training, education, research, consultations, dispute resolution and compliance.

Yet, human rights protections, as we know them, are a relatively recent development in Canada’s history. It wasn’t until after World War II that laws protecting people from human rights violations really gained traction in this country.

Please join us for an informative session on the history of human rights in Canada. Learn about the important role these protections play in creating a just and equal society for everyone.


Centre for Equity and Inclusion

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Chatha, J., (2022, April 20). History of human rights in Canada [Webinar]. Inclusive Communities. Sheridan College.