It’s not fair: Why are children and youth not protected from age-based discrimination in Ontario? And what can we do?

This blog post is a continuation from our post on September 21, 2012. Comic made by PLE Team volunteer Shawn Malik What can kids and teens do if they experience age-based discrimination in Ontario? Unfortunately, not much…unless they up for a Charter challenge to the Ontario Human Rights Code. As the law in Ontariocurrently stands,…

Are youth protected from age-based discrimination?

Scenario: Jordan, Mary, and John are 16 year-old high school students who are feeling hungry and exhausted after a long day in class! Naturally, a short walk down the road to the local gas station to get some refreshments is agreed upon, and they get going. Upon arrival to the station’s store, however, they see…

Looking for rental housing – Human Rights and Residential Tenancies

Scenario: When Lukie was 16, she moved out of her mother’s home, where she had been experiencing abuse.  While she spent a couple of months staying with her friend Brian’s family, she was soon ready to move out on her own, and she began looking for a place.  Lukie qualified to receive Ontario Works, which…