An interview with Gary Malkowski, the Vice President at the Canadian Hearing Society.
The federal and provincial governments strive to protect the rights of those with disabilities in Canada. Yet, to this day, there is no comprehensive Canada-wide legislation regarding disabilities. There are, however, federal statutes, provincial acts and codes and Supreme Court decisions designed to protect disability rights.
We started Outrun the Stigma in 2013 because we noticed that most run/walk events in Calgary and across Canada, raised awareness about physical health issues (e.g. cancer, diabetes, MS) but rarely raised awareness about mental health and illness. We think that run/walk events are an incredible way to raise awareness, bring community together,
Mental health has long been recognized as a fundamental aspect of one’s health, however under our current health regime the majority of mental health services do not meet the eligibility requirement of “medically necessary.”
The federal government has initiated action on the nation’s first accessibility legislation. This legislation hopes to promote the equality of opportunity and increase the inclusion of Canadians who have disabilities or functional limitations.
Looking to learn about laws connected to issues of mental health, addiction, and disability in Canada but don’t know where to start? Check out this collection below. Federal Canada Disability Savings Act Canada Health Act Canada Pension Plan Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Canadian Human Rights Act Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Criminal Code […]
Want to learn about community treatment orders, mental health and discrimination, but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a list of recent publications and news articles to get you started. Advocates laud Alberta mental health bill, CanWest News Service How can Community Treatment Orders still be justified? December 3, 2013 Joanna Moncrieff Balancing act: The freedom to […]
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Interested in issues of mental health and discrimination, but don’t know where to begin? Here’s a short summary to get you started. Because the Learn section of TalkRights features content produced by CCLA volunteers and interviews with experts in their own words, opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent the CCLA’s own policies or positions. […]
Check out our growing collection of useful links and resources about mental health and disability rigfhts, including related organizations, government resources, guides, and legal information. Is there something that should be on this list, but isn’t? Contribute at talkrights [at] ccla [dot] org. Organizations Disabilities General Reach Canada Canadian Hearing Society ARCH Disability Law Centre […]