The Centre recognizes the particular history and disadvantage of Ontario’s First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples. The Centre established an Indigenous outreach initiative and has implemented culturally appropriate service guidelines in order to increase usage of the human rights system by Indigenous peoples.
The Human Rights Legal Support Centre recognizes that Indigenous peoples have not traditionally used the human rights process. There are many valid reasons for this, including the legitimate concern that raising a human rights matter as an Indigenous person may produce a disproportionate and intensely negative local reaction that could have an impact on other Indigenous persons in the community.
The Centre is committed to helping indigenous people who want to use the reformed human rights process in Ontario, by providing culturally appropriate legal services at no cost, including help from an Indigenous staff person at the Centre.
Indigenous Human Rights Project launched in Sudbury
The N'Swakamok Native Friendship Centre welcomed the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) and the Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC) to launch the Provincial Indigenous Human Rights Training Initiative.
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