Respect for the dignity and integrity of people living with intellectual disabilities, as well as their social participation, is not just about values. Indeed, they have fundamental rights entrenched in the Charters and in different laws and policies.
Here you will find the main disabled laws and legislation concerning the rights of people living with intellectual disabilities.
The Charters are important because they enact the fundamental rights of people and provide a framework for the functioning of the state and its relations with citizens.
The Canadian Charter applies only to the state, while the Quebec Charter applies to the Quebec government as well as to the citizens.
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms:
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms is part of the Canadian Constitution and is intended to provide basic rules for the operation of Canada and its provinces. As a constitutional document, the Charter takes precedence over any other law, whether federal or provincial. It is, therefore, a document serving as a guide for life in society and for the action of the state vis-a-vis citizens.[Read more…] about Rights of People of intellectual disabilities