Canadian Assistance Service Dog Organizations

Human Rights in Canada 
In Canada, human rights are protected by federal, provincial and territorial laws. Canada’s human rights laws stem from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1948, John Humphrey, a Canadian lawyer and scholar, played a significant role in writing the Declaration. When it was complete, the Declaration provided a list of 30 articles outlining everyone's universal human rights. The first two articles are about equality and freedom from discrimination, the foundation of the Canadian Human Rights Act.  Source: Canadian Human Rights Commission.

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms 
When a law conflicts with human rights, the Charter prevails, as does human rights legislation. "The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) welcomes this new bill as a critical step that not only provides a new human rights framework for accessibility but enables Canada to better meet its human rights obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), and the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA)."  

Selecting a Producer - A Checklist

Please note that the industry is self-regulated. The downloadable checklist may help guide your search. Click to download the checklist.