Left Out: Challenges faced by persons with disabilities in Canada’s schools

Everyone in Canada has the right to a quality education that opens doors and creates opportunities. But for many people with mental or physical disabilities, Canada’s education system must seem like a closed door. This report is the second in a series that the Commission, in collaboration with Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies, has released. Together, these reports look at Canada’s implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

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Departmental Plan 2017-18


The Departmental Plan is an expenditure plan that provides a detailed overview of the Commission’s main priorities over a three-year period. These priorities are divided by strategic outcome, program activities, and planned and expected results. The Departmental Plan also provides details on human resource requirements, major capital projects, grants and contributions, and net program costs.

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Impaired at Work – A guide to accommodating substance dependence

The purpose of this guide is to help federally-regulated employers address substance dependence in the workplace in a way that is in harmony with human rights legislation. This guide outlines the rights and responsibilities of the employee, job applicants, the employer, unions and/or employee representatives.

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The Departmental Performance Report provides an account of the Commission’s achieved results against planned performance expectations as set out in the Report on Plans and Priorities.

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The Quarterly financial Report consists of financial tables comparing planned and actual expenditures for both the quarter and year-to-date as well as comparative information for the preceding fiscal year. The report also contains a narrative section which provides a concise discussion on the significant changes affecting both the quarter and year to date financial results, and changes in relation to operations, personnel and programs.

This report is the second in a series of CHRC reports entitled, Mental Health and Equality Rights. It looks at how Canadian adults who reported having substance use disorders fare in terms of education, employment, and economic well-being compared to adults without substance use disorders. This report also looks at health care needs and experiences with discrimination.

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Following two years of in-depth conversations between the Commission and various Indigenous women and organizations, the Commission made available its report that highlights 21 barriers to human rights justice that Indigenous women and girls face every day across Canada. The report puts a focus on the words of many of the participants, shining a light on what these women argue is needed to help improve human rights justice for Indigenous women and girls, particularly those in vulnerable circumstances.

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