From our research so far, we heard that many people don’t know they have the right to be free from discrimination in rental housing, employment and services because of a mental health disability or addiction. Many don’t know how to ask for help or how they can enforce their rights.
Also, employers, rental housing providers and service providers may not know they have to protect the human rights of people with mental health disabilities and addictions under the law. They may also find it hard to address the needs of people with mental health disabilities and addictions who, because of their disability, may have trouble asking for accommodation.
What can the OHRC do to raise public awareness about human rights issues in rental housing, employment and services for people with mental health and addiction disabilities?