The OHRC welcomes your feedback on the areas of concern we identify in this paper. There are many ways to get involved in the consultation:
1. Written submissions
If you want to write a submission to the OHRC, please use the questions above to guide your response and feel free to comment on any of the information provided in this paper. You can mail, fax or e-mail your written comments to us at:
Mail: Ontario Human Rights Commission
Human Rights Mental Health Consultation
Policy, Education, Monitoring and Outreach Branch
180 Dundas Street West, 8th Floor
Please provide your written comments by April 30, 2011.
Information provided during the consultation is subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information and stories obtained during the consultation may form part of a report that may be made public. Personal information will be used for the purposes of this project only, and will remain confidential.
We will keep your contact information confidential. However, if you wish, you can make an anonymous submission. In that case, please specify that you would like to remain anonymous and we will delete any contact details. This may limit our ability to rely on facts you raise in the document unless they can be independently confirmed. However, we could use the information to do more research on the issues you raise.
If you are writing on behalf of an organization, your submission must contain your name, organization, address, phone number and e-mail address. Anonymous submissions from organizations will not be accepted.
Please make your comments a maximum of eight (8) pages.
2. Round-table discussions
Roundtable discussions will occur on the following dates:
Toronto: February 3, 2011
Windsor: February 17, 2011
Ottawa: March 2, 2011
North Bay: March 28, 2011
If you want to take part in one of the round-table discussions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is limited, so we are asking for one representative per organization to register.
3. Fill out our survey.
To access the survey on discrimination and mental health, see our website at www.ohrc.on.ca or click here. Two surveys have been created: one for individuals with mental health or addiction issues, and one for advocates. The survey asks questions about discrimination, mental health and addictions. The survey can be completed until February 28, 2011.