Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

  • United Nations human rights treaty
  • Canada is bound by the CRPD under international law Article 12: Focus on legal capacity, and recognizes that:
  • Persons with disabilities enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis
  • Government has a role to play in providing access to support that people with disabilities may require in exercising their legal capacity

Article 5: Equality and Non-Discrimination

  • Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of disability
  • Reasonable accommodation

Canada’s legal capacity laws are not fully consistent with the CRPD