Human Rights & Diversity Certificate Program

Date and Time

Starts:06/15/2020 8:30 AM

Ends:06/17/2020 4:30 PM

Event Type: Certificate

21 Hours Hour(s)

Yorkville Conference Center 150 Bloor St W, 2nd FL Toronto, ON


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This program is offered over three dates:
Day 1: Monday June 15, 2020
Day 2: Tuesday June 16, 2020
Day 3: Wednesday June 17, 2020

It is essential for HR professionals to understand workplace human rights legal requirements—failure to do so can bring big financial and reputational costs if your organization finds itself defending against a human rights claim.
HRPA’s Human Rights & Diversity Certificate Program is a three-day Certificate Program providing best practices and legal frameworks relating to human rights, workplace diversity, equity; plus expertise around establishing and maintaining a harassment/discrimination-free work environment.

Learning objectives:

<  Identifying workplace human rights concerns and violations

<  Proactive measures to enhance healthy and inclusive workplace environments

<  Best practices to address human rights concerns

<  Human rights conflict resolution/mediation and investigation of workplace disputes

<  Knowledge of the formal human rights system and how to respond to human rights applications

<  Anti-harassment and anti-discrimination workplace strategies and techniques

Who should attend:

HR Professionals, diversity professionals, public policy professionals, union officials, NGOs and anyone interested in a better understanding of diversity challenges in the workplace or society at large.


“When you think about the significant cost of defending an action before a Human Rights Tribunal in terms of damages and legal fees, not to mention reputational damage and embarrassment, why wouldn’t an organization invest in a program like Workplace Diversity and Human Rights Certificate?”-Lauren Bernardi, LL.B, Bernardi Human Resource Law

The Workplace Diversity & Human Rights Certificate & Course provides an excellent framework for understanding diversity and human rights. The course is comprehensive and provides excellent resources such as flow charts for making decisions, case law, links to legal resources, fact sheets and best practices. It is an excellent tool kit for an organization that wants to create organizational change and best practices with regard to Human Rights & Diversity. I highly recommend this certificate program. - Connie Vander Wall, BBA, MSM, CHRL, SPHR, CVW Consulting & Former Associate Vice-President, Human Resources, Nipissing University

Detailed agenda of Workplace Diversity and Human Rights Certificate Program (PDF)

OHRC Policies and Guidelines (PDF)


To determine if your company qualifies to cover the cost of this program, click here.

The Certificate Program is part of a human rights program conducted by academic and industry professionals that are expertise is in the areas of human rights policy and procedure development. The program instructors are:

Prof. Lorne Foster is the Chair, Race Inclusion & Supportive Environments, York University

Dr. Shaheen Azmi is a human rights expert with over 20 years experience in human rights mediation, investigation, policy and education activity.

Prof. Les Jacobs is the York Research Chair in Human Rights and Access to Justice & Director, Institute for Social Research, York University.