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Regional legal support and resources

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We advocate on the premise that everyone should be able to participate in all aspects of society. It’s helpful to understand legislation and standards that protect your rights to ensure the law is working for you. 

 

Provincial legislation – Quebec 

 

Commission des droits de la personne du Québec  

Information on the rights of people in Quebec  

 

L'Office des personnes handicapées du Québec 

Government agency that helps increase the social participation of people with disabilities. Useful for understanding issues, obtaining statistics and information concerning disabilities. Go to “Publications in English” to consult the Act and the government’s policies.  

 

Éducaloi  

Éducaloi is a registered charity that is a leader in improving access to justice in Quebec. Éducaloi’s mission is to inform the public about the law, their rights and their obligations.  

 

Commission des normes, de l'équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail  

Information about labour standards and how to file complaints if they are not respected. CNESST ensures that Quebec’s workers and employers are respected.  

 

Eliminate structural barriers 

CNIB’s recommendations on creating accessible environments, with a primary focus on the needs of people with vision loss, including people who are deafblind. 

 

Regroupement des aveugles et amblyopes du Québec (in French only)  

The Regroupement des aveugles et amblyopes du Québec (RAAQ) is a federation of 15 associations in Quebec. It’s mission is to promote and defend the rights of blind and amblyopic people in Quebec and help them be fully involved in all areas of human activity. 

 

Quebec Government standard on Web accessibility  

Quebec government standards regarding their Web publications adopted by the Conseil du trésor 

 

Régie du bâtiment 

The Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ) is responsible for checking that barrier-free design requirements are respected in new construction or renovations and comply with the Building Act. All buildings subject to the Building chapter of the Construction Code must meet the barrier-free design requirements in the Code. 

 

Barrier-free standards and design  

The Code contains the minimum requirements for safety and accessibility. Its objective is to ensure that everyone has access to buildings  

 

Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration