The Ministry of Labour (the Ministry), established in 1919 to develop and administer labour legislation, enforces and promotes awareness of employment standards, such as minimum wage, hours of work, public holidays and other standards. The mission of the Ministry is to promote safe, fair and harmonious workplace practices that are essential to the social and economic well-being of the people of Ontario.
The Ministry of Labour's mandate is to set, communicate and enforce workplace standards while encouraging greater workplace self-reliance, through the Ministry's key areas of occupational health and safety, employment rights and responsibilities, and labour relations. Also, to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, the Ministry develops, coordinates and implements strategies and can set standards for health and safety training.
A range of specialized commissions, boards, associations and agencies assist the ministry in its work.
Explore this website to learn more about employee rights and employer obligations in Ontario:
You can access the full act here.
CANADA REVENUE AGENCY
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA); (formerly Revenue Canada and the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency), is a Canadian federal agency that administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories, international trade legislation, and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system. It also oversees the registration of charities in Canada, and tax credit programs.
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ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS CODE
Taking effect on June 15, 1962, the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC, the Code) is a law in the Canadian province of Ontario that gives all people equal rights and opportunities without discrimination in specific areas such as housing and services and was the first Human Rights Code of its kind in Canada. Prior to its enactment, various laws dealt with different kinds of discrimination; the Code brought them together and added new protections.
The goal of the OHRC is to prevent discrimination and harassment because of race, colour, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, creed, age and other grounds.
You can find out more about the Ontario Human Rights Code here:
Accessibility Ontario www.accessontario.com/
Canadian Disability Resources www.disabilityresources.ca/
Centre for Independent Living in Toronto (CILT)
Charity Village www.charityvillage.com/
Direct Funding www.dfontario.ca/
Disability Tax Credit
Disability Travel www.disabilitytravel.com/
Disabled Women’s Network (DAWN), Ontario www.dawncanada.net/
IL Canada: Independent Living Canada www.ilcanada.ca/
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
March of Dimes Canada www.marchofdimes.ca/
Ministry of Community and Social Services
(ODSP & Ontario Works)
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
Ontario Association for Amputee Care
Ontario Association of the Deaf www.deafontario.ca/
Ontario Brain Injury Association
Ontario Brain Institute www.braininstitute.ca/
Parkinson’s Canada www.parkinson.ca/
Special Needs Project www.specialneedsproject.ca/