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Basic Country Profile

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Location: North America
Capital: Ottawa
Population: 36,708,083
Major Languages: English, French
Major Religions: Christianity
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Terrain: Plains and mountains (West), Highlands (South East) and Flatlands (Great Lakes)
Climate: Varied climate
Dial Code: +1
Time Zone: UTC-08:00 to UTC-03:30 with daylight saving time
Disability Population: 6.2 million (aged 15 years and over), 2017[statcan]
Emergency number: 911

Disability Legislations and Policies

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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – Ratified on March 11, 2010. It has not ratified the Optional Protocol to the CRPD. Canada’s State Party reports along with Civil Society reports to the Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR).

Canadian Human Rights Act – The Canadian Human Rights Law of 1997 protects Canadians from discrimination. Read the Act here https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng

Government of Canada Web Accessibility Standardshttp://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca

Accessible Canada Act – The Government of Canada aims to provide a comprehensive legislation for accessibility in the country. Read all about this bill on https://www.canada.ca/en