The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has launched an anonymous survey on mental health discrimination. The purpose of the survey is to learn more about individuals with mental health and addiction disabilities, and the human rights issues and barriers they face. The survey is part of the OHRC’s broader consultation process on human rights and mental health-related issues.
The survey collects personal accounts and lived experiences of discrimination from individuals with mental health and addictions-related conditions, as well as stories from people who are advocating for these individuals. The OHRC plans to use the stories to identify key issues for policy development and for future work in the area of mental health and addictions. The stories may be used by the OHRC as examples in their work, but any identifying information will be changed to protect confidentiality.
The survey for people with mental health conditions or addictions is available at www.surveymonkey.com/s/OHRCmentalhealthsurvey. The survey for people advocating for people with mental health conditions or addictions is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/OHRCmentalhealthsurvey2.
For more information about the survey, visit www.ohrc.on.ca.