Did you know that despite your disability, you are protected by national and international laws? Here are some of them:

1. ” Equality is a right guaranteed to all Canadian citizens. The values inherent in the concept of equality include self-determination, autonomy, dignity, respect, integration, participation and independent living.” For more information, click on the following link: more

2. The adoption of the 1982 Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the following: “Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.” For more information, click on the following link: more

3. Quebec’s charter of rights and freedoms stipulates that: “Every person has a right to full and equal recognition and exercise of his human rights and freedoms, without distinction, exclusion or preference based on race, color, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, civil status, age except as provided by law, religion, political convictions, language, ethnic or national origin, social condition, a handicap or the use of any means to palliate a handicap (art. 10). No one may practice discrimination in respect of the hiring, apprenticeship, duration of the probationary period, vocational training, promotion, transfer, displacement, laying-off, suspension, dismissal or conditions of employment of a person or in the establishment of categories or classes of employment.” (art.16) For more information, click on the following link: more

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms mentions equal protection and equal benefit of the law: “Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.” (art. 15.1) For more information, click on the following link: more