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September 29th 2014:Human Rights and Mental Healthcare Services--What Family Caregivers Should Know

Barbara Hall is Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en. She explains why the Commission created its ‘Policy on preventing discrimination based on mental health disabilities and addictions’. She gives examples of human rights issues that could arise for young people living with addictions, adults and seniors living with mental illnesses, and their families and family caregivers. She explains the Commission’s support for individuals who are living with mental health disabilities or addictions and who become involved in privacy concerns, the criminal j

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Barbara Hall

Barbara Hall is Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en. Former Mayor of Toronto, she’s served for more than 40 years as a community worker, lawyer, municipal politician and champion of a grassroots approach to community-building. She served three terms as a Toronto city councillor from 1985 on and as Toronto's mayor from 1994 to 1997. From 1998 to 2002 she headed the Canadian government's National Strategy on Community Safety and Crime Prevention. She was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Province of Ontario’s Human Rights Commission in 2005. She’s also practised criminal and family law, been a member of the Province of Ontario Health Ministry's
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