Toronto (March 12, 2010) Canada’s ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an important step forward. Much more than “just another treaty”, the Convention is, essentially, Canada’s promise to protect, promote and advance the rights of people with disabilities.
Ontario is already moving on that promise with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and other legislation and programs that identify and eliminate the barriers faced by people with disabilities.
There is lots of work to be done by all of us and the new Convention helps point the way. We’ve made the promise; let’s make sure we keep it.
Ontario Human Rights Commission