The Ontario Human Rights' Code protects people from adverse effect discrimination based on their personal religious or creed beliefs, practices or observances, provided they are sincerely held.
The Office of Diversity and Human Rights (DHR) provides an annual list of major religious observances.
Yes. The University of Guelph has a duty to accommodate people’s sincerely held creed beliefs.
It is not necessary for someone to show that the belief, practice or observance is:
An “essential” element of the creed
Required or recognized as valid by religious officials or “official” creed teachings
Consistent with the beliefs, practices or observances of others of the same faith
As a general rule, the accommodation provider should: