Prepared by Cynthia Brown, LLM Candidate

March 1, 2019

This information is not intended to provide legal advice. The following is a list of links related to disability rights legislation in Canada and Ontario, as well as some resources for supports and self-advocacy.  This list is not exhaustive.  Sources provided relate to health care, education, employment and accessibility accommodations.

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Canadian Human Rights Commission

Accessible Canada Act (pending)

Proposed Accessible Canada Act – Summary of the Bill

Ontario Human Rights Code

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)


What Ontario’s accessibility laws mean to you (e-pamphlet)

Alternate formats for this pamphlet can be requested at:

Publications Ontario: Toll free: 1-800-668-9938, 416-326-5300, or TTY toll free: 1-800-268-7095

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance

Who can I contact if I want to report an AODA violation?

If you are a person with a disability and would like to report a violation of the AODA to the Ontario Government, please call: 1-866-515-2025 or by TTY:  1-800-268-7095.

Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

655 Bay Street, 14thFloor, Toronto, ON M7A 2A3


Email:    Phone: 416-326-1312

Toll-free: 1-866-598-0322 TTY: Call the Bell Relay Service at 1-800-855-0511

Ontario Human Rights Legal Support Centre


Information related to health care services:

Phone: 416-597-4900     Toll Free: 1-866-625-5179

TTY: 416-597-4903        TTY Toll Free: 1-866-612-8627

ARCH Disability Law Centre

DAWN Canada (DisAbled Women’s Network Canada)

Phone: (514) 396-0009    Toll free: 1-866-396-0074


Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 1420, Toronto, ON  M5G 1Z8

Email:    Phone: 416.595.7170


Legal Assistance of Windsor

443 Ouellette Avenue, Suite 200, Windsor ON N9A 4J2

Phone: 519-256-7831     TTY: 519-256-5287


Windsor Accessibility Advisory Committee (WAAC)–Agendas.aspx

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