The Government of Canada is leading consultations to inform planned accessibility legislation.
In-person sessions are coming soon to your community. Now is the chance to have your say. Read more.
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Promoting Human Rights
CCD's involvement in human rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has been long-standing. CCD has played a leading role in consultations with government on Constitutional and human rights reform.
When UN Special Rapporteur on Disability Shuaib Chalklen (seated centre left), who is from South Africa, visited CCD in June 2014, one of the first stops was the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), which has adopted a high standard of inclusive design.
The Latimer case directly concerned the rights of persons with disabilities. Mr. Latimer's view was that a parent has the right to kill a child with a disability if that parent decides the child's quality of life no longer warrants its continuation. CCD explained to the court and to the public how that view threatens the lives of people with disabilities and is deeply offensive to fundamental constitutional values. Learn more.