CCLA’s Equality Program addresses a broad range of issues and concerns. We work on equality rights in relation to mental health, disability, gender, youth, immigration, refugees, race, poverty, and LGBTQ rights. The Equality Program is in a unique position not only to explore each issue on its own, but to take a broad perspective on the way these disadvantages intersect, and the impact of unfair treatment.
Discrimination can be overt. It can also be systemic, coming not from any deliberate act or rule, but from behaviours, practices or structures. CCLA’s Equality Program is concerned with all these forms of discrimination, and seeks to promote fairness and equality in Canada.