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

https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities-2.html

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/Const/page-15.html

https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/csj-sjc/rfc-dlc/ccrf-ccdl/

Canadian Human Rights Commission

https://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/eng

Accessible Canada Act (pending)

Proposed Accessible Canada Act – Summary of the Bill

https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/accessible-people-disabilities/act-summary.html

Ontario Human Rights Code

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90h19

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/05a11

O. Reg. 191/11: INTEGRATED ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/110191

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

http://lephenix.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/What_ON_Access_Laws_EN_2017.pdf

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

https://www.aodaalliance.org/

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

https://www.aodaalliance.org/whats-new/new2015/call-the-new-ontario-government-toll-free-line-to-report-aoda-violations-we-campaigned-over-two-years-to-win-this-toll-free-number/

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

Website:    http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/hrto/

Email: hrto.registrar@ontario.ca    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

Website:     https://www.hrlsc.on.ca/en/welcome

Information related to health care services:  https://stepstojustice.ca/questions/human-rights/can-doctor-or-healthcare-provider-treat-me-differently-reasons-go

https://yourlegalrights.on.ca/

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

https://archdisabilitylaw.ca/

DAWN Canada (DisAbled Women’s Network Canada)

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

Website: https://dawncanada.net/

Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)

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

Email: info@leaf.ca.    Phone: 416.595.7170

Website:   https://www.leaf.ca/about-leaf/

Legal Assistance of Windsor

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

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

Website:     http://legalassistanceofwindsor.com/

Windsor Accessibility Advisory Committee (WAAC)

https://www.citywindsor.ca/cityhall/committeesofcouncil/Advisory-Committees/Windsor-Accessibility-Advisory-Committee/Pages/Windsor-Accessibility-Advisory-Committee.aspx

https://www.citywindsor.ca/cityhall/committeesofcouncil/Advisory-Committees/Windsor-Accessibility-Advisory-Committee/Pages/WAAC–Agendas.aspx

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