Toronto – Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released With learning in mind, a new inquiry report that describes systemic barriers that students with mental health disabilities experience in post-secondary schools. It also outlines the changes the OHRC called for in college and university policies and programs, and the progress these institutions have made in implementing the changes.
In 2016, the OHRC wrote to public colleges and universities in Ontario asking them to implement six specific measures to reduce systemic barriers to post-secondary education for students with mental health disabilities.
Chief Commissioner Renu Mandhane is available for media interviews on June 8, 2017.
- Policy position on medical documentation to be provided when a disability-related accommodation request is made (2017)
- Policy on ableism and discrimination based on disability (2016)
- Policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions (2014)
- Minds that matter: Report on the consultation on human rights, mental health and addictions (2012)
— The OHRC (@OntHumanRights) June 8, 2017
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