In the words of Helen Keller: Alone we can do little; together, we can do so much .I believe that our country and our economy will be stronger when Canadians embrace diversity to its fullest. That means ensuring that everyone has equal opportunity to fully participate in society – and it means recognizing that our Canada includes everyone.

It Comes Down to This: 

Canadians with mental or physical disabilities have the right to live free from discrimination, to enjoy the same quality of service, quality of education, quality of vocation, quality of inclusion and the same quality of life as every person in Canada.

3.8 million adult Canadians have a disability that limits their daily activity

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1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness or problem this year

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of all discrimination complaints received by the CHRC are related to disability

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of discrimination complaints received by human rights commissions across Canada are related to disability

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1 in 4

1 in 4 students with a disability have been bullied in school because of their disability.

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10%

1 in 10 students with a disability end their education early because of their disability.

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40%

of persons with disabilities report their disability has limited their career options.

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45%

of Canada’s homeless have a physical or mental disability.

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