Accessible Justice and Human Rights for Persons with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Date: August 14, 2024

Location: Online via Zoom

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This event is a component of the ‘Empowering Community and Removal of Barriers’ (ECRoB) project, aimed at educating and raising awareness about the rights of Canadians living with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). The project receives partial funding from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component.

We are pleased to invite you to a groundbreaking online legal event for lawyers, doctors, and others aimed at promoting awareness and advocating for the rights of individuals with a disability, titled ‘Accessible Justice and Human Rights for Persons with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)‘:

Date: August 14, 2024
Time: 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM MDT

The workshop on MCS will deliver a presentation on specific human rights related issues of people with the disability of MCS. This event reflects the ongoing efforts to become a better, more accessible, and more inclusive society and offers the possibility to discuss medical and legal aspects related to access to justice, and advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility within the legal and medical profession.

Given the increasing prevalence of MCS and the barriers people with MCS experience accessing legal and medical support, this event is for all legal, medical, and other professionals to assist in removing barriers, providing appropriate support, and improving accessibility and inclusion to the built environment, justice, and human rights.

The Alberta event reflects ongoing efforts to become a better, more accessible, and inclusive society and offers the opportunity to discuss legal aspects related to access to justice and to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion within the legal profession. The presentation will cover both the medical and legal aspects of MCS, including the lived experience of the health condition and human rights specific to Alberta.

The project’s first partnership with a regulating body of legal practitioners began with the Law Society of Ontario in delivering an event on May 31, 2023 titled: National AccessAbility Week 2023The recording of that program is available here: Law Society of Ontario – ARCH Archived Webcast.  The event reached over 1000 participants including legal professionals.