Rights and protections for people with d...
There are key pieces of legislation that ensure rights and protections for people with disabilities:
2006: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Canada ratified the CRPD in 2010.
2005: Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, (AODA) was passed. The AODA established accessibility standards for organizations within Ontario and timelines for compliance.
1982: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms identified rights and freedoms for all Canadians. Section 15 of the Charter specifically lists protection against discrimination based on mental and physical disability under Equality Rights.
1977: The Canadian Human Rights Act was enacted and identified disability as one of 11 grounds for discrimination.
1962: Ontario's Human Rights Code was the first in Canada and identified disability as a prohibited ground for discrimination.