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The Government of Québec has enacted the Act ensuring the right of

handicapped persons to exercise their rights with a view to achieving social, school and

workplace integration, that aims to help them integrate into society to the same extent as other

citizens by providing for various measures to apply specifically to handicapped persons and their

families, their living environments and the development and organization of resources and services for them.


Health Authorities in British Columbia provide home and community care

services for persons with acute, chronic, palliative or rehabilitative health care needs.


New Brunswick and the Northwest Territories have developed and implemented

action plans for persons with disabilities. The action plans highlight recommendations and actions that will serve to improve the lives of persons with disabilities, to ensure their full and

active participation in Canadian society.


The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has established a new

Disabilities Policy Office and in consultation with the disabilities community, work will be

conducted to find solutions to the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in accessing public

services, pursuing an education and securing meaningful employment.


1 The Canadian Constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal people – Indians, Métis and Inuit. These are three separate peoples with unique heritages, languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs.

2 The Supreme Court of Canada has recognized that the constitutional protection of freedom of expression is premised upon fundamental principles and values that promote the search for and attainment of truth, participation in social and political decision making and the opportunity for individual self-fulfillment through expression.

3 Funding for the Affordable Housing Initiative, the housing renovation programs, including the Residential Rehabilitation and Assistance Program and the Homelessness Partnering Strategy were set to expire on March 31, 2009.

4 The House of Commons unanimously adopted a motion in 2007 condemning human trafficking and supporting a comprehensive strategy to combat trafficking worldwide and the Manitoba Legislature adopted a resolution in 2008, which recognizes that women in particular are victims of trafficking and urges governments to work collaboratively to address the issue.



According to the Ethnic Diversity Survey of 2002 and Statistics Canada census data. According to the 2003 Ekos survey.


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