Reading Time: 3 minutes Providing resources about discrimination for partially-sighted, blind and Deafblind individuals in Ontario, the project is now growing nationally. About CNIB CNIB is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Accessible Canada Act and similar legislation in four provinces address systemic barriers of accessibility. According to Statistics Canada (2017), 22% of Canadians over the age of 15 live with at least one disability that limits their everyday activities. Federal and provincial human rights legislation prohibit discrimination based on mental and physical disability. However, many believe […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes A recent Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) case, R v Slatter, 2020 SCC 36, provided a strong statement about the treatment of evidence provided by witnesses who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. Thomas Slatter was convicted at trial of sexually assaulting an intellectually disabled 21-year-old woman (J.M.).
Reading Time: 3 minutes The case law on disability and discrimination has had its highs and lows over the past decade and a half. A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, Moore v British Columbia (Education) 2012 SCC 61 (“Moore”), provides hope for those with disabilities, particularly learning disabilities, and their families. First, it should be noted […]