A recent decision of the Manitoba Human Rights Adjudication Panel affirms the rights of people with disabilities who rely upon service animals to access public services free from discrimination. The decision comes after a hearing into the human rights complaint of William Webb against LHS Holdings, operating as the Manigaming Resort. Read more...
In spite of the many benefits of service dogs, public access and accommodation issues continue to escalate.
Multi-Stakeholder collaboration and cooperation are essential to ensure inclusion and barrier-free Canine-Assisted Living. Emerging dialogue topics involve a range of systemic issues and industry gaps:
Service Animals - Canadian Transportation Agency
When travelling in Canada, there should be no charge for your service animal. Your transportation company may ask you to confirm that your service animal has been trained for its role, to show its training certificate, and to ensure that it is properly harnessed. You can ask the company to make sure that there is enough floor space for your service animal to remain at your feet. Check to make sure you know about the different regulations for your service animal when travelling, especially to another country. For more information resources, see Section VII: Useful information sources. Read more...
Canadian Transportation Agency Service Dogs: A Guide
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Selecting a Service/Assistance Dog Organization or Trainer
See also: Accessibility
Selecting a Service Provider - A Checklist
Service Dogs - An Evolving Landscape
Transportation Accessibility Standards
Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals Other than
Dogs Deadline was February 28, 2020.