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MAKING MY RIGHTS REAL

Information on the Proposed 'Bill of Rights'


Click on the image to the right of this text to access some information about  the proposed Bill of Rights.


Proposed 'Bill of Rights'


Click on the image to the right of this text to access a copy of the proposed Bill of Rights. This bill was created after ARCH talked to persons using developments services. This Bill of Right does not yet give any rights to service users, but represents what ARCH and the community think the law should be.



Bill of Rights

 Why is this Bill important?

People labelled with developmental disabilities participate in the community in important ways. We want to make sure that everyone who is labelled with a developmental disability can participate in their community as much as possible.

Being independent is important.  People must be free to make their own choices.

If someone cannot make their own choice, then they must be able to have a say in decisions about them. People must have supports and clear language information to help them make decisions.

A person’s home includes the place where a person lives, and a person’s community.

The Bill of Rights will give people who get developmental services more rights.  Giving people rights is a way that the law can support people to make their own choices and participate in their community as much as possible.

The Bill of Rights will make sure that everyone who gets developmental services in Ontario has the same rights.