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A Guide to Attendant Services in Ontario

This guide provides answers questions to frequently asked questions about “attendant services” or personal support services available to in Ontario. These services, mostly governed by the Home Care and Community Services Act provide attendants to persons with disabilities if they need supports to live independently in their community. The resource is linked to below in HTML and PDF formats.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, RTF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Fact Sheet – What is the new Accessible Canada Act (ACA)?

This fact sheet answers questions about new federal accessibility legislation passed in 2019. The legislation aims to achieve a barrier free Canada by 2040 by identifying, addressing, and preventing barriers. The resource is linked to below in HTML and PDF formats. There is also an RTF version that you can access by visiting the producing organization’s website.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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

This guide for students with disabilities, provides a basic understanding of some important laws that give them rights in the education system in Ontario.
It includes information on:

What is the Human Rights Code and Why Does it Matter to Me?
How is disability defined?
Who decides what my accommodations are?

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Guide – Using Legal Services: A Guide for persons with disabilities in Ontario

This Guide from ARCH Disability Law Centre is intended for persons with disabilities who are seeking or receiving legal services and provides information on the right to accessible legal services in Ontario. It includes information on disability accommodations, where to find free legal advice and assistance, and provides tips on communicating with your lawyer or paralegal.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2019