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Deadline extended for making submissions to OHRC

April 7, 2011

April 30, 2011 is the extended deadline for making submissions to the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) with respect to their human rights and mental health consultation paper. The OHRC is inviting submissions from individuals and organizations, focusing on four key areas: 1) The types of discrimination that happen based on mental health disabilities and/or addictions in the areas of housing, services and employment; 2) If there are laws, policies, procedures or systemic practices related to housing, employment or services that disproportionately disadvantage people with mental health issues and/or addictions; 3) The information that housing, service providers and employers need to help protect the rights of people with mental health disabilities and/or addictions; and 4) What the OHRC and other bodies can do to raise public awareness, prevent and address these human rights issues.

The submission should contain your name, organization, address, phone number and e-mail address, can be eight pages in length, and can be e-mailed to: consultations@ohrc.on.ca.

To access the OHRC consultation paper, visit: www.ohrc.on.ca.

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