Access to Justice Survey – Barriers that Individuals with Disabilities May have Experienced While Using Federal Programs, Courts or Tribunals

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Access to Justice Project:

ARCH Disability Law Centre is leading a research project to better understand the experiences that people with disabilities have while using federal programs, courts, and tribunals in Canada. We want to understand barriers that make it more difficult to use federal programs, courts and tribunals. We also want to understand what makes federal programs, courts and tribunals more inclusive and accessible for people with disabilities.

The results from this research will be included in a report that ARCH is writing for Accessibility Standards Canada. In the future, this report might be used to help inform new federal accessibility standards.  

ARCH is a specialty legal clinic. ARCH has worked in disability rights law for over 40 years. More information about ARCH is on our website:

Fill out the Access to Justice Survey:

We invite people with disabilities to participate in this research by completing a survey. Family members, caregivers and people who work with and support people with disabilities can also fill out the survey. The survey is available here:

The survey will take about 10 minutes to fill out. It asks about barriers that individuals with disabilities may have experienced while using federal programs, courts, or tribunals.

This survey is being conducted by our research partners at McGill University, led by Dr. Keiko Shikako.

We have made this survey as accessible as possible. If you have any problems accessing this survey or need to access this survey in an alternative format, please email Dr. Mehrnoosh Movahed, Researcher at McGill University, at:

Share the Access to Justice Survey:

Please share this information and the survey with your networks so that we can learn from as many people as possible.

We truly appreciate your participation and your contribution to this research. If you have any general questions about this research, please contact Elsie Tellier, Staff Lawyer ARCH Disability Law Centre at:

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Projet d’accès à la justice :

ARCH Disability Law Centre dirige un projet de recherche visant à mieux comprendre les expériences que vivent les personnes handicapées lorsqu’elles utilisent les programmes, les cours et les tribunaux fédéraux au Canada. Nous voulons comprendre les obstacles qui rendent le recours aux programmes, aux cours et aux tribunaux fédéraux plus difficile. Nous voulons également comprendre ce qui rend les programmes, cours et tribunaux fédéraux plus inclusifs et accessibles aux personnes handicapées.

Les résultats de cette recherche seront inclus dans un rapport qu’ARCH rédige pour Normes d’accessibilité Canada. À l’avenir, ce rapport pourrait être utilisé pour contribuer à l’élaboration des nouvelles normes fédérales en matière d’accessibilité. ARCH est une clinique juridique spécialisée. ARCH travaille dans le domaine du droit des personnes handicapées depuis plus de 40 ans. Plus d’informations sur ARCH se trouve sur notre site Web : .

Remplissez le sondage sur l’accès à la justice :

Nous invitons les personnes handicapées à participer à cette recherche en répondant à un sondage. Les membres de la famille, les soignants et les personnes qui travaillent avec et soutiennent les personnes handicapées peuvent également remplir le sondage. Le sondage est disponible ici :

Le sondage prendra environ 10 minutes à remplir. Il pose des questions sur les obstacles que les personnes handicapées peuvent avoir rencontrés lorsqu’elles ont eu recours aux programmes, cours ou tribunaux fédéraux.

Ce sondage est mené par nos partenaires de recherche de l’Université McGill, dirigés par le Dr Keiko Shikako.

Nous avons rendu ce sondage aussi accessible que possible. Si vous rencontrez des difficultés pour accéder à ce sondage ou si vous avez besoin d’y accéder dans un format alternatif, veuillez envoyer un courriel au Dr Mehrnoosh Movahed, chercheur à l’Université McGill, à : .

Partagez le sondage sur l’accès à la justice :

Veuillez partager ces informations et le sondage avec vos réseaux afin que nous puissions apprendre du plus grand nombre de personnes possible.

Nous apprécions énormément votre participation et votre contribution à cette recherche. Si vous avez des questions d’ordre général sur cette recherche, veuillez contacter Elsie Tellier, avocate ARCH Disability Law Centre, à : .


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