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Charles C. Smith

Charles C. Smith is currently a Lecturer at the University of Toronto Scarborough, a member of the Canadian Court Challenges Program/Equality Rights Panel and a Research Associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. He has served as Equity Advisor to the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada. Before joining the Law Society, Charles served as the Manager of the Access and Equity Centre with the City of Toronto and the former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto where he developed numerous policies and programs to enable successful implementation of equity and diversity initiatives.
Some of these policies and programs addressed: the provision of employment benefits to same-sex partners; a response to the Federal Government’s Right of Landing Fee; a critique of the Toronto Police employment equity policy implementation; the inclusion of equity and diversity into the annual budget and strategic planning process; guidelines on contract compliance; human rights management; and equity and diversity organizational development and change. Charles has provided advice to numerous organizations interested in developing and implementing equity and diversity policies and programs and Charles is also a published poet, playwright and essayist. He won second prize for his play Last Days for the Desperate from Black Theatre Canada. He has edited three collections of poetry, has one published book (Partial Lives) and his poetry has appeared in numerous journals and magazines.
He has authored several papers for the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada and the former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto. He guided the CBA in its production of Take Action on Equity and Diversity, a resource guide and toolkit for law firms that is accompanied by an educational DVD on preventing harassment and discrimination. He was also Equity Advisor to the CBA and the Law Society of Upper Canada when each were finalists in the Canadian Race Relations Foundation’s Awards of Excellence national competition for anti-racism, equity and diversity programs.

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Borders and Exclusions / Frontières et Exclusions

Racial Profiling and Canada's Immigration, Refugee and Security Laws / Le Profilage Racial et les Lois Canadiennes Relatives à L'immigration, aux Réfugiés et à la Sécurité

N° catalog: RPT.S6421.2003
Year: 2003
Hits: 1594
Date insert: Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Canadian Diversity / Diversité Canadienne

Racial Discrimination, Racism and Human Rights

N° catalog: MAG.J349.FALL2004
Year: 2004
Hits: 1946
Date insert: Friday, 27 July 2018

Comments on Methodologies for Law School Accessibility Studies

A Background Paper Prepared for the Standing Committee on Equality / Document de référence préparé pour le Comité permanent sur l'égalité

N° catalog: RPT.Sm511.2003
Year: 2003
Hits: 1310
Date insert: Tuesday, 01 May 2018

Conflict, Crisis, and Accountability

Racial Profiling and Law Enforcement in Canada / Profilage racial et application de la loi au Canada

N° catalog: BKS.Sm511.2007
Year: 2007
Hits: 2776
Date insert: Thursday, 20 October 2016

Crisis Conflict and Accountability

The Impact and Implications of Police Racial Profiling / Impact et implications du profilage racial de la police

N° catalog: RPT.SM534.2007
Year: 2007
Hits: 1687
Date insert: Tuesday, 11 July 2017