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RESPECTING RIGHTS – Statement to CRPD Committee Consultation on Deinstitutionalization

RESPECTING RIGHTS - Statement to CRPD Committee Consultation on Deinstitutionalization…Read More

Accessible Practice: The Pandemic Digital Shift: Considerations for an Accessible Legal Practice

June 04, 2021

Accessible Practice: The Pandemic Digital Shift: Considerations for an Accessible Legal Practice…Read More

COVID-19 Factsheet – Accessing Critical Care in Hospitals during the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 19, 2021 (disponible en français) This Factsheet provides legal information and advocacy tips to people with disabilities who require critical health care in Ontario during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Factsheet contains information about laws and policies in Ontario. This legal information may not apply to you if you live outside of Ontario. To access…Read More

COVID-19 Factsheet – Accessing Critical Care in Hospitals during the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 Factsheet - Accessing Critical Care in Hospitals during the COVID-19 Pandemic…Read More

ARCH Disability Law Centre Supports Call for Ontario Government to Clarify the Status of the Triage Protocol

April 15, 2021

ARCH Disability Law Centre Supports Call for Ontario Government to Clarify the Status of the Triage Protocol…Read More

For Immediate Release: Ontario Superior Court Dismisses Appeal Seeking Disclosure of Employment Records of Non-Party with a Disability

April 13, 2021

For Immediate Release: Ontario Superior Court Dismisses Appeal Seeking Disclosure of Employment Records of Non-Party with a Disability…Read More

Case Summary and Analysis: JL v Empower Simcoe, 2021 HRTO 222 – First decision about human rights during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 12, 2021

Case Summary and Analysis: JL v Empower Simcoe, 2021 HRTO 222 - First decision about human rights during the COVID-19 pandemic…Read More

ARCH lawyer, guest speaker on CNIB Podcast on Transportation

March 15, 2021

ARCH lawyer, guest speaker on CNIB Podcast on Transportation…Read More

CRWDP tool now available

February 22, 2021

Canadian Work Disability Accommodation Law Resources Digital Portal is now avaialble. It is a centralized resource of disability employment human rights literature for researchers, community members, and practitioners. …Read More

Focus: Canadian Human Rights Commission Releases Complaint Rules

Canadian Human Rights Commission Releases Rules for its Process…Read More

Case Summary and Analysis: Canada (Canadian Human Rights Commission) v. Canada (Attorney General) – over one year later

October 24, 2019

This post sets out the background of Matson and Andrews, and some of the concerns raised by persons with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups with respect to access to justice. It then highlights one case, Reed v Province of Nova Scotia (Department of Environment) (Reed), which applies Matson and Andrews in a way that does not operate as a complete bar to human rights challenges to the wording of a statute.…Read More

Submission – ARCH Submissions on the Canadian Human Rights Commission Draft Complaint Rules

Sent via email to [email protected] October 18, 2019 Piero NarducciDirector GeneralComplaints Services BranchCanadian Human Rights Commission Dear Mr. Narducci: Re:  ARCH Submissions on the Canadian Human Rights Commission Draft Complaint Rules On September 13, 2019, the Canadian Human Rights Commission (the “Commission”) invited several organizations to participate on a teleconference call to provide feedback on…Read More

Case Summary and Analysis: Supreme Court denies leave in family status discrimination case: what this means for the legal test for discrimination

August 29, 2019

An analysis of the consequences of differing tests for family status discrimination amongst Canadian jurisdictions, and discussion of the troubling re-introduction of the distinction between direct and indirect discrimination.…Read More

Case Summary and analysis: Recent Divisional Court case in Ontario affirms the contextual approach in Ontario for accommodating addictions disabilities in the workplace

Divisional Court confirms that a contextual, human rights analysis is required where a person with an addictions disability is terminated.…Read More

Case Summary and Analysis: Simpson v Prananjen Group Ltd. o/a Nimigon Retirement Home

A further analysis of the development of the test for family status discrimination in different jurisdictions, considering a recent decision from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.…Read More

Case Summary and Analysis: Suen v. Envirocon Environmental Services, ULC

March 01, 2019

The test for prima facie discrimination on the protected ground of family status - an overview of the current legal framework and a brief analysis of a recent BCCA decision.…Read More

Guide – Human Rights and Education in Ontario: A general guide for students

Please note that the information in this Guide does not apply to all situations. A person’s accommodation needs may vary over time and at different points in the day. Always ask the person with the disability how to most appropriately accommodate them. PDF and RTF versions of this guide are available at the end of…Read More

Advocacy Toolkit – Your Right to not be Excluded from School in Ontario

Please note that the information in this Toolkit does not apply to all situations. A person’s accommodation needs may vary over time and at different points in the day. Always ask the person with the disability how to most appropriately accommodate them. PDF and RTF versions of this toolkit are available at the end of…Read More

Case Summary and Analysis: Alford v. The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 ONSC 4269

A question of jurisdiction for challenging the authority of the LSO to require that all licensees create and abide by a Statement of Principles that acknowledges their obligation to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion.…Read More

Focus: Bona Fide Academic Requirements in the New OHRC Policy

September 28, 2018

Ontario Human Rights Commission released a new Policy on Accessible Education for Students with Disabilities…Read More

Paper – If Inclusion Means Everyone, WHY NOT ME? (2018)

A Final Report for the extensive research study on the barriers to meaningful and inclusive education from K to 12 in Ontario conducted by ARCH, in partnership with Brock University, Western University, Community Living Ontario, Inclusive Education Canada, and Brockville and District Association for Community Living. This resource is part of ARCH’s Inclusive Education initiative.…Read More

Submission – ARCH’s Submission to the Ontario Human Rights Commission on its Review of the ‘Guidelines on Accessible Education’ (2017)

June 09, 2017

ARCH submission to the OHRC review of ‘Guidelines on Accessible Education’ outlines major developments in the legal framework around human rights and education since the Guidelines were first published. ARCH’s recommendations  in the submission rely largely on Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (“CRPD”) as a starting framework. PDF and…Read More

Submission – ARCH’s Submission on Bill C-14 Medical Assistance in Dying, 2016

PDF and RTF versions of this submission are available at the end of this page. A Call for Safeguards Submission by ARCH Disability Law Centre to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights regarding Bill C–14 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (Medical Assistance in…Read More

Paper – Comparing the Incomparable in Human Rights Claims: Moore Guidance, 2013

Paper presented at the Ontario Bar Association’s 2013 Annual Human Rights Update: Keeping on Top of Key Developments Part II. This paper focuses on the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Moore v. British Columbia (Ministry of Education) and the use of a strict comparative analysis when framing and adjudicating statutory human rights claims. In this paper,…Read More



June 9, 2021

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