It may be a human rights concern if you have experienced harassment or discrimination because of a Prohibited ground under the Human Rights Code
race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status, and disability.
When the harassment does not fall under any of the prohibited grounds.
The Informal Process is the most commonly utilized approach to resolving human rights complaints at the University of Guelph. There are four options for resolving a complaint on this basis.
Time: Typically up to 15 working days or less.
Outcome: Issue can be resolved quickly and confidentially.
Records: the DHR will keep a record of the resolution and shall monitor the implementation of any resolution and shall ensure that those involved with the matter are kept fully informed.
To initiate a formal complaint, the complainant must complete, sign and date the formal complaint form and file it with the Office of Diversity and Human Rights within one year of the most recent alleged discriminatory or harassing behavior.
For complete information about the next steps in the formal complaint process, please consult Human Rights at the University of Guelph or contact the DHR.
If you are unsure, DHR staff can help you determine this.
They may then refer you to either one of the following relevant offices;
If you have immediate concerns for your personal safety, you should always contact campus police (x20000) or your local police.
Yes you can. However, please note that both the Canadian and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunals will expect that you first try to resolve the issue where it took place –ie. on campus using internal processes.
Contact the DHR
Contact your Supervisor
Contact your Residence Assistant
Contact Campus Police