The Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) has released its “Framework for the Law as it Affects Persons with Disabilities.” The purpose of the Framework is to increase understanding of the effects of laws on people with disabilities for policy makers, legislators, courts, advocates, community organizations and others. Application of the Framework is supported by a final report document that provides details on the research and consultations involved.
The Framework was developed through substantial research and public consultation and supported by an Ad Hoc Advisory Group. The project included the development of several research papers, consultation and discussion papers, and consultations across the province. CMHA Ontario participated in this process via consultations and written submissions.