The NWT Disabilities Council has created a Bill of Rights document that outlines the rights of people with disabilities living in the NWT. This document outlines entitlements and protections that belong to people with disabilities under international, national, and territorial laws and policies. Our document addresses seven domains of life: health; family and social protection; community living; political participation; employment; education; and justice. We encourage all members of the NWT Disabilities Council to take the time to review our Bill of Rights document and share it with fellow community members. By doing this, we will be able to increase awareness of the rights of people with disabilities and strengthen our communities.
If you have any questions regarding your rights as a person living with or supporting disability in your community, please reach out to us at the NWT Council. We will work with you to fully understand your rights and to assist in advocacy if your rights have been violated.