The Canadian Bill of Rights
The Canadian Bill of Rights is a legal document that ensures that everyone has the same rights and fundamental freedoms. Human rights recognizes that “every person is equally entitled not only to life, but to a life of dignity.” It also asserts that certain basic conditions and resources are required to live such a life.
Individuals with a developmental disability are at higher risk of facing discrimination and violation of their human rights. Community Living Temiskaming South recognizes that it is our responsibility to advocate for the removal of barriers in the community which may restrict the quality of life for the individuals we support.
Our team recognizes the importance of empowering the individuals we support and providing them with the tools and resources they need to live a life of their choosing. As such, we review the Canadian Bill of Rights with the individuals we support on a yearly basis and during teachable moments. This ensures that they are aware of their rights and responsibilities as a citizen, and know that they should be treated as a person first; and as a contributing member of society.
We are dedicated to supporting individuals in advocating and making informed decisions for themselves.