Did you know that Quebec was one of the first provinces in Canada to adopt a law promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities?
The Quebec government adopted the Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights in 1978. This law was amended in 2004.
Quebec’s current law lacks teeth. Unlike laws in other provinces and countries, it only applies to the public sector (ministries, government agencies and municipalities), and it has no clear goals or penalties to ensure compliance. That’s why Quebec Accessible is calling for a stronger provincial accessibility law.
In this section, you will find information about Quebec’s disability law, the impact of the law so far, and recommendations for improving the law. Some of the documents referred to are only available in French.
Click here to find out about Quebec’s disability law from 1978.
Click here to find out about Quebec’s current disability law (from 2004).