Human Rights

All members of the Lakehead University community have the right to equal treatment in education and employment free from discrimination because of race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, disability, etc.

All forms of discrimination against any member of the Lakehead University community are a violation of the University’s Human Rights Policy.

Discrimination means unequal or different treatment or harassment that causes harm and is based on a personal characteristic protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code (i.e. race, religion, place of origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability) and includes: 

  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia/transphobia
  • Ableism
  • Prejudice against a religion or creed (e.g. Islamophobia)

An incident of discrimination may includes hateful or offensive text or images posted on Lakehead University property or platforms (e.g. graffiti, posters, social media posts].

How to Report

If you have experienced an incident of discrimination, you can:

Report the incident to the OHRE in person, by phone, or by email, contact us or Report the incident to the OHRE on the Lakehead University Mobile Safety App 

What will happen when I report? 

View the Human Rights Complaint Form

Important Note:

The OHRE can assist you in completing the form. 

Read the Lakehead University Human Rights Policy