Webinars Description


Employing People with Disabilities - Interview with Certex, a company whose primary goal is to integrate people with disabilities in their workplace and maintain their employment. During the session, we explored creating and maintaining workplaces that suit the needs of all employees; and the benefits of employing people with disabilities for the employees and for the organization

Genetic Discrimination – Impacts & Recommendations - Bev Heim-Myers from the Canadian Coalition for Genetic Fairness shares her knowledge and vision on how to protect Canadians from genetic discrimination. Find out about genetic discrimination and genes and its consequences, the current landscape and the impacts on Canadians.

Building Bridges Between Cultures - During this session we explore the benefits of integration of new Canadians. Opening remarks are provided by the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s Chief Commissioner, Marie-Claude Landry, and we are joined by our special guest, Shahina Siddiqui, President of the Islamic Social Services Association.

Demystifying the Employment Equity audit process - Clarifies the employment equity audit process, the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved, and how employment equity can contribute to enhancing your organization’s workplace.

Panel discussion in celebration of International Human Rights Day - Panel discussion on Canada’s contribution to the development of the international human rights system and the promotion of human rights globally. Expert panelists debate key issues and questions.

Gender Identity & Gender Expression: Creating Awareness - There are many misconceptions about gender identity and gender expression and what this means from a human rights perspective. To increase awareness and to better understand this issue, this webinar explores the history and concepts of gender identity and gender expression and what we may need to change to continue to build your inclusive workplace.

A Human Rights Legal Update – Bombardier case - A legal update on the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) decision Quebec (Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse) v. Bombardier Inc. (Bombardier Aerospace Training Center). We explore the facts of the case, previous decisions, and the impacts of the SCC decision. Supreme Court of Canada decisions can affect human rights in Canada and the way organizations do business.

Women's Human Rights from Past to Present - From the right to vote, to accessing non traditional jobs or being CEO of multinational organizations, women’s rights and the roles they play in the workplace have evolved tremendously. Today, women’s contribution to society is more significant than ever. However, it may still happen that actions women take and decisions women make are seen through a gendered lens. When discrimination against women permeates a workplace it holds people back and deprives the organization from a valuable contribution.

Creating an Inclusive Workplace - During this webinar, we look at how Farm Credit Canada actively initiated a culture change within their organization and the steps they took which led them to create a successful inclusive workplace. Our special guest, Nadine Hakim, Specialist in Official Languages and Diversity at Farm Credit Canada, shares their journey with us.

Applying the Canadian Human Rights Act in a First Nations Context - This webinar explores: the human rights framework in Canada; what is considered for a discrimination complaint under the Canadian Human Rights Act; and, what the Act says about First Nations and other Aboriginal peoples.

Accommodation Works! Application - Demonstration Webinar - What happens when an injury or illness requires accommodation at work, or a leave of absence for a short or long period of time?  The Accommodation Works! Application may be able to help.  For more information, watch a demonstration Webinar on this user-friendly tool designed to help people work together on health issues in the workplace.

The Complaint Process at the CHRC

Human Rights Complaints Assessment - What criteria are used to determine whether the CHRC can deal with a complaint or not? To better understand complaint assessment criteria, this webinar will explore: jurisdiction; discriminatory acts according to the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA); admissibility criteria of a complaint and limitations.

The Complaint Process at the CHRC - What do you do if you feel you have experienced discrimination? One possibility is to file a complaint at the Canadian Human Rights Commission. To better understand our complaint process, this webinar will explain the protection that the CHRA offers, what you need to know before filing a complaint and a step-by-step look at the CHRC’s complaint process.

Mediation & Human Rights - What are the advantages of mediation or conciliation at the CHRC? What happens during mediation? To better understand this stage of the complaint process, this webinar will explore: the two different types of alternative dispute resolution offered by the CHRC: mediation and conciliation; how mediation works; the different types of solutions and remedies that are possible through mediation; the mediator’s and parties’ responsibilities; and, the advantages of mediation.

The Investigation Process at the Canadian Human Rights Commission: What to Expect as a Complainant and as a Respondent - Have you wondered about the Commission’s investigation process, what it is, what it means for complainants and respondents, and how complaints are resolved?  This webinar will help clarify the investigation process, as well as explain the roles and responsibilities of all parties involved. We will also look at how complaints are resolved.

Remedies under the Canadian Human Rights Act: What you need to know - Canadian human rights law is often described as remedial in nature; but what does that mean? This webinar helps participants understand fundamental concepts in redress measures available in human rights protection, and explores some recent trends in remedies. 

The Duty to Accommodate 

Module 1 - Introduction to the Duty to Accommodate – Explore key concepts, definitions, myths and realities and applicable laws.

Module 2 - Undue Hardship – Learn about the limits to the duty to accommodate, what undue hardship is, and an analysis of the limits, the Meiorin & Grismer Test. 

Module 3 – Exploring the Grounds of Discrimination - Explore the grounds of discrimination and ground specific accommodation requests. The webinar also looks at Court and Tribunal Decisions. 

Module 4 - The Accommodation Process – Find out about the key principles, roles & responsibilities and the step-by-step accommodation process.

Challenging Cases in Accommodation: An Advanced Seminar -We explore some cases of accommodation through role-play and question-and-answer sessions in this webinar on accommodation best practices.

Harassment in the Workplace 

Module 1 - Understanding Harassment in the Workplace – What is harassment? If you aren't sure, this is a webinar for you! The first webinar in this series provides insight into what harassment is so it can be prevented from occurring in your workplace. 

Module 2 - Preventing Harassment in the Workplace - Being in a workplace where we feel comfortable and respected is important to people. Discover what needs to be done to prevent harassment and discover ways of creating a respectful workplace and restoring it if harassment occurs!

Module 3 - Dealing with Harassment in the Workplace - Do you know what to do if harassment occurs? In this webinar we explore roles and responsibilities and learn how to deal with harassment concerns and complaints.

Managing the Return to Work

Module 1 - Introducing the Return to Work Process – This webinar explores: managing the return to work, factors affecting each case, and legal principles.

Module 2 - Getting the Return to Work Process Going – This module focuses on what to do during an employee’s absence and goes in depth into case management team, providing medical information and privacy issues.

Module 3 - Completing the Process and Problem Solving – In this module the return to work process is looked at and we also explore some of the challenges and solutions.

Systemic Discrimination

Module 1 - What is Systemic Discrimination? - In Module I, you will discover what systemic discrimination looks like and examine the root causes of discrimination.  We will also introduce the concept of stigma, and examine individual and organizational bias.

Module 2 - How did we get here? - In Module 2, we will examine how our understanding of human rights and discrimination has evolved by discussing social changes that have occurred in the last 30 to 50 years. We will look at changes in legislation and discover how landmark cases help to shape our idea of what systemic discrimination is.

Module 3 - What can we do about it? - Systemic discrimination exists.  What can we do to address it?  We will look at programs and initiatives that are available to us to recognize and embrace people’s differences, and allow them to be productive members of our organizations.

Family Status, Caregiving, and Human Rights

Module 1 - Modern (Canadian!) Family: Families, Caregiving, and Work - Module 1 provides key statistical and sociological research and outlines the evidence for considering caregiving an important systemic policy issue for Canada, both now and into the future. 

Module 2 - Learning from the Case Law - Module 2 explores the ground of family status in the human rights context, and how the duty to accommodate applies to the caregiving obligations of employees under federal jurisdiction. We discuss legal principles and definitions as well as the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved in fulfilling the duty to accommodate. 

Module 3 - Policies and Best Practices for Balancing Work Obligations and Family Responsibilities - Module 3 provides a more in-depth look at policies and promising practices for balancing work obligations and family responsibilities. We explore approaches for employers and caregiver employees to successfully balancing these responsibilities, and some new research on the issue of caregiving.

Policies and Practices through a Human Rights Lens 

Module 1 - Defining the Human Rights Lens - In Module 1 we explore three steps to a healthy workplace, creating policies and practices using a human rights lens and look at some suggested approaches. 

Module 2 - Using a Human Rights Lens as a Tool - In Module 2 we look at the steps to creating an inclusive policy, collaboration and promising practices.