Human rights advisor

Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC)

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre (HRLSC) provides free legal assistance to individuals throughout Ontario who have experienced discrimination contrary to Ontario’s Human Rights Code. The HRLSC is seeking applications for a Human Rights Advisor to provide legal information and summary advice over the telephone to individuals who have experienced discrimination and need assistance in filing an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO).

Qualifications include the ability to interpret and communicate Ontario human rights legislation (Human Rights Code) and/or other social justice legislation such as employment standards, landlord/tenant and workers’ compensation, and the ability to record detailed information and prepare summaries in a high paced environment. The successful applicant will have knowledge of community resources, the effective ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with diverse communities and will have sound interviewing, listening, explaining and counseling / representation skills. Computer skills including Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and experience using a case management or data base system are required.

Full Job Description

This is a full-time, temporary contract position until March 31, 2023, with the possibility of extension and is located in Toronto. This position reports to the Manager of Intake Services, is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit and is not open to lawyers. The HRLSC provides a competitive total compensation package. The salary range for this position is $47,159 – $58,949. The successful candidate will be offered an annual salary of $49,318.23. The usual hours of work are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

How to apply

Applications must:

  1. Include a resume and a covering letter, submitted as one attachment
  2. Be addressed to the attention of Human Resources
  3. Be submitted by e-mail to:
  4. Have the e-mail subject line: HRA – 20220530

The Human Rights Legal Support Centre is committed to equity and diversity and encourages applications from people who are reflective of Indigenous and diverse communities. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Accessible formats of this posting are available upon request.

Application Deadline: Monday, June 6, 2022 @ 5:00 p.m.

We thank you for your interest in this opportunity.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.