ERIC Number: ED342142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The Right to Fair and Equal Treatment: A Straightforward Guide to Human Rights and the Canadian Human Rights Act.
G. Allan Roeher Inst., Toronto (Ontario).
This book, written in simple language, explains the Canadian Human Rights Act and how and when it can be used to assist individuals with mental handicaps. The book is designed to help people learn their rights as citizens of Canada and learn that if something wrong is done to them they can do something to change it. It explains what human rights are and how people with a mental handicap are often treated by the rest of society in a way that ignores their human rights. The book's seven chapters cover: laws that protect people from discrimination and which levels of government protect which rights; protection under the Canadian Human Rights Act; responsibilities of the Canadian Human Rights Commission; types of complaints that can be filed with the Commission; steps of the complaint process; using the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to attack barriers; and helpful hints. The book contains a detachable board game called "Rights and Wrongs"; a "find-the-words" game; a glossary of relevant terms; a list of 9 books and a magazine with useful information for people with a mental handicap and their family and friends; and a list of the regional Canadian Human Rights Commission offices. (JDD)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Due Process, Educational Games, Employment, Equal Protection, Federal Legislation, Foreign Countries, Grievance Procedures, Mental Retardation, Self Advocacy, Social Discrimination, Social Integration
G. Allen Roeher Institute, Kinsmen Building, York University, 4700 Keele St., North York, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: G. Allan Roeher Inst., Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada