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CA — Report on Equality Rights of People with Disabilities

July 12, 2012 Comments off

Report on Equality Rights of People with Disabilities (PDF)
Source: Canadian Human Rights Commission
From press release:

Canadians have a better picture of how disability affects equality of opportunity, thanks to a new benchmarking study released by the Canadian Human Rights Commission today.

The Report on Equality Rights of People with Disabilities compares Canadians with disabilities to those without disabilities across a spectrum of indicators, such as education, employment, economic well-being, health, and housing. The report consolidates data from seven Statistics Canada surveys.

Canadian Human Rights Commission 2010 Annual Report

April 8, 2011 Comments off

Canadian Human Rights Commission 2010 Annual Report
Source: Canadian Human Rights Commission

Everyone has the right to be treated equally. This fundamental principle is so firmly entrenched in our democratic values that it is often taken for granted.

Canada’s human rights record is among the best in the world. We are, for the most part, a compassionate and welcoming country and we communicate our values through our connections to communities and businesses around the globe. Our strong belief in equality, dignity and respect is part of our national identity.

Yet, many people in Canada are still unable to fully participate in Canadian society simply because of who they are.

Living conditions in many First Nations communities represent some of the most pressing examples of inequality in Canada today. Recent reports from both government and non-governmental organizations confirm that many people living on reserve still do not have access to life’s most basic necessities.

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