Triad: Handicap-Skills-Work (THSW) adheres to the values promoted by the policy À part entière : pour un véritable exercice du droit à l’égalité :

  •  Respect of human dignity:

As human beings and members of society, all individuals must be respected in their lives, physical and psychological integrity, independence and personal characteristics. The respect of human dignity and the right to equality are part of the foundation of social justice and of the rights and freedoms systems. They have a universal dimension and encompass the formal equality, the respect of diversity and the refusal of discrimination and exclusion.

  •  Equality and fight against discrimination

Identical treatment does not mean the same thing as equal treatment. As a matter of fact, equality sometimes implies that we have to treat individuals differently in order to treat them equally. All persons with disabilities are concerned by this, whether they have intellectual, motor, sensory and organic disabilities, or pervasive developmental disorders, regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nationality or religion. Equality represents an ideal of society, and important means have to be implemented in order to achieve it. The quest for equality is driven by the right to equality and the fight against discrimination, whether it is direct, indirect or systemic.

  •  Freedom

Freedom relies on the ability to set goals and to act consequently. The more a person possesses personal resources and benefits stemming from the environment’s resources, the more that person has the freedom to make choices, enjoy a variety of choices and live the life he/she desires. All individuals should be able to choose their lives, whether through the search for their well-being or by achieving goals they value and choose. Personal resources, opportunities and environment’s constraints are crucial for this purpose. Society has the responsibility to promote a set of fundamental freedoms that are as wide as possible, as long as these freedoms do not invade the freedoms of others.

  •  Solidarity and fairness

In today’s world, the State appears as a key player in the area of social solidarity toward other society players, including those with the duty to accommodate persons with disabilities, such as private companies and other civil institutions. If family and caregivers constitute natural sources of solidarity, it is important that they are not left to fend for themselves.
The equality of rights can and should be secured by society. Fairness, on the other hand, pertains to the reconciliation of the members of society’s responsibilities and rights, including the right to equality, as well as responsibilities that arise from concrete situations and circumstances. Choices made by equitable societies respect values of equality, justice and solidarity. Equity helps to determine the responsibilities and resources that should be dedicated to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities. Fairness helps achieve the social integration of persons with disabilities while respecting each person’s situation.