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Fiscal Year 2013-2014

New Applications
 
Fiscal 2013-2014 
 
Q1
 
Q2
 
Q3
 
Q4
 
Totals
 
Applications received
 
793
 781
809 
859 
3,242
 
Percentage of applicants self-represented at the time of application
 
76%
 79%
75% 
76% 
76%
 
Case reopened
 
13
 9
 3
31
 
Cases closed
 
875
808 
818 
840 
3,341
 
“Active” cases pending at end of the quarter*
2,992
2,974 
 2,972
2,994 
2,994*

 * Active cases include all applications that have been received since June 30, 2008 that have not been resolved, including 421 cases that are currently deferred pending the outcome of other proceedings.  

A geographical breakdown of applications received based on the applicant’s postal code is set out below. 

  
Regions  
 
Q1
 
Q2
 
Q3
 
Q4
 
Totals
Eastern (K)
11%
 14%
13% 
14% 
13%
Central (L)
40%
 37%
37% 
38% 
38%
Toronto (M)
22%
 23%
27% 
23% 
24%
Western (N)
19%
 17%
15% 
18% 
17%
Northern (P)
6%
 6%
5%
6% 
6%
Other
2%
 3%
2% 
1% 
2%

The following chart shows the percentage of applications based on each of the five social areas covered by the Code. Note that while most applications only refer to one social area, some are based on more than one, so the total exceeds the number of applications received by a small amount. 

 
SOCIAL AREA
 
Q1
 
Q2
 
Q3
 
Q4
 
Totals
 
Employment
77%
71% 
73% 
75% 
74%
 
Goods, Services and Facilities
18%
 24%
24% 
22% 
22%
 
Housing
6%
 5%
5% 
6% 
6%
 
Contracts
1%
 1%
1% 
1% 
1%
 
Membership in a Vocation Ass’n
1%
 1%
1% 
1% 
1%
 
No Social Area
1%
 2%
1% 
2% 
2%

 

The following chart shows the percentage of applications in which each prohibited ground under the Code is raised. Because many applications claim discrimination based on more than one ground, the totals in the chart far exceed the total number of applications received.

 
Ground
 
Q1
 
Q2
 
Q3
 
Q4
 
Totals
Disability
55%
 55%
56%
52% 
54%
Reprisal
25%
 28% 
 31% 
24% 
27%
Sex, including sexual harassment and pregnancy
 23%
  24%
 31% 
21% 
25%
Race
19%
 22%
 27% 
19% 
22%
Ethnic Origin
14%
 17%
21% 
15% 
17%
Colour
14%
 19%
20% 
15% 
16%
Age
15%
 14%
11% 
12% 
13%
Place of Origin
11%
 16%
20% 
13% 
15%
Ancestry
10%
 14%
18% 
11% 
13%
Family Status
10%
 13%
17% 
11% 
13%
Sexual Solicitation or Advances
7%
 9%
14% 
5% 
8%
Creed
5%
 9%
12% 
6% 
8%
Marital Status
6%
 9%
12% 
5% 
8%
Sexual Orientation
6%
 8%
13% 
5% 
8%
Gender Identity*
4%
 8%
11% 
6% 
7%
Gender Expression*
2%
 6%
9% 
4% 
5%
Association
5%
 6%
5% 
3% 
5%
Citizenship
4%
 6%
10% 
4% 
5%
Record of Offences
3%
 3%
3% 
3% 
3%
Receipt of Public Assistance
2%
 2%
1% 
2% 
2%
No grounds
1%
 3%
4% 
6% 
4%

* Bill 33, An Act to amend the Human Rights Code with respect to gender identity and gender expression, came into force on June 19, 2012, adding these two grounds. The HRTO application was amended to reflect these new grounds in late June 2012.