Empower U: Face-to-Face Training

10 free, one-day, in-person training sessions on learning how to access your rights, focusing on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Optional Protocol (OP).


10 Empower U accessible webinars provide more in-depth information about rights of persons with disabilities, and how various organizations use human rights perspective to ensure rights, inclusion and equality of persons with disabilities

Online Training

Coming soon – a self-paced training for people interested in disability rights and mechanisms to protect rights and how to remedy discrimination

Learning Objectives

  • To increase the number of Canadians with disabilities, particularly youth with disabilities and people with disabilities from ethnocultural communities, who are knowledgeable about available human rights remedies to discrimination and how to access these remedies
  • To increase capacity of Canadians with disabilities to share that knowledge with their peers so that more people across Canada (particularly youth with disabilities and multi-ethnic communities) will have information necessary to navigate the systems where Canadians can seek redress for discrimination

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge of on how to use the United Nations CRPD and the Optional Protocol, as well as Human Rights Codes and the Accessible Canada Act
  • Understanding the systems where Canadians with disabilities can seek redress for discrimination
  • Ability to access and navigate the system to redress for discrimination