Disability is Top Reason for Discrimination, new report finds

In its 2017 annual report, the Canadian Human Rights Commission noted that disability was by far the most often cited ground for discrimination by people in Canada. 59% of people who complained to the Commission noted that they were discriminated upon because of a disability. A combined proportion of 23% of complaints related to a person’s race, colour, and/or national or ethnic origin. A further 18% related to mental health.

The majority of complaints were received by people living in the province of Ontario. That’s perhaps not surprising given that it has the largest population of any of Canada’s provinces or territories.

For more information on the Commission\’s finding, click here.