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L’Office des personnes handicapées du Québec is a government agency that helps increase the social participation of people with disabilities.

The Office performs a unique combination of functions such as:

  • Carrying out assessments and research on the social participation of persons with disabilities in Québec, resulting in recommendations based on the analysis of reliable data;
  • Advising government, ministries, public and private bodies, and municipalities on any public initiative that may have an impact on the social participation of people with disabilities; 
  • Consulting partners and collaborating with relevant organizations in seeking  effective and applicable solutions to reduce barriers to the social participation of people with disabilities;
  • Providing direct services to people with disabilities, their families and loved ones.

This page contains English translations of documents produced by the Office.  

The original versions in French are found on the website’s search tool.


Act and policies

Act to Secure Handicapped Persons in the Exercise of their Rights with a View to Achieving Social, School and Workplace Integration

Author: Gouvernement du Québec

Publication date: 2004

Type of document: Act

Subjects: Act and policies

Summary:

The Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights was passed into law in 1978. Further to an in-depth review by the National Assembly in 2004, it is now entitled Act to secure handicapped persons in the exercise of their rights with a view to achieving social, school and workplace integration. It ascribes greater importance to making all public and private players more accountable regarding the challenge of the social participation of people with disabilities.


Equals in Every Respect: Because Rights Are Meant to Be Exercised

Equals in Every Respect: Because Rights Are Meant to Be Exercised.

Author: Gouvernement du Québec

Publication date: June 2009

Type of document: Policy

On June 4, 2009, the Government of Québec adopted the policy entitled Equals in Every Respect: Because Rights Are Meant to Be Exercised. The aim is to increase the social participation of people with disabilities over a ten-year span.

The purpose of the policy is to achieve 13 outcomes related to significant improvement of the living conditions of people with disabilities, to a full response to their needs, and to parity with other citizens in exercising social roles. In order to attain these outcomes, the policy identifies three challenges to address, 11 action priorities and 41 agents of change. The goal of the three challenges is to make Québec a more inclusive, unified and fair society, as well as one that respects the choices and needs of people with disabilities and of their families.

Subjects: Act and policies

Summary:

On June 4, 2009, the Government of Québec adopted the policy entitled Equals in Every Respect: Because Rights Are Meant to Be Exercised. The aim is to increase the social participation of people with disabilities over a ten-year span.

The purpose of the policy is to achieve 13 outcomes related to significant improvement of the living conditions of people with disabilities, to a full response to their needs, and to parity with other citizens in exercising social roles. In order to attain these outcomes, the policy identifies three challenges to address, 11 action priorities and 41 agents of change. The goal of the three challenges is to make Québec a more inclusive, unified and fair society, as well as one that respects the choices and needs of people with disabilities and of their families.


Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées

Promotional material for the 2017 edition of the Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées.

Agathe’s poster

Agathe's poster

Agathe's small poster in English,

Author: Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Publication date: 2017

Type of document: Information and awareness material

Subject: Prevention

Poster's general description:

Poster representing Agathe who has an intellectual disability. On this poster we see Agathe in a situation of social participation. While she writes on the blackboard we can see the reflection of her face in a mirror.

Poster's textual content:

Agathe is breaking down prejudices. Because she was integrated in a regular class with the proper support, Agathe, who has an intellectual disability, is now building tomorrow’s inclusive society along with her neighbourhood friends. Together, let's build a more inclusive society. June 1 to 7. Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées. Logos at the bottom of the poster: Ensemble, on fait avancer le Québec; Proud partner Hydro-Québec; Office des personnes handicapées du Québec.


Agathe’s leaflet

Agathe’s leaflet
Agathe’s leaflet

Agathe's leaflet front side in English,

Author: Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Publication date: 2017

Type of document: Information and awareness material

Subject: Prevention

Leaflet's general description:

Leaflet representing Agathe who has an intellectual disability. On this poster we see Agathe in a situation of social participation. While she writes on the blackboard we can see the reflection of her face in a mirror.

Leaflet's textual content, front side:

Agathe is breaking down prejudices. Because she was integrated in a regular class with the proper support, Agathe, who has an intellectual disability, is now building tomorrow’s inclusive society along with her neighbourhood friends. Together, let's build a more inclusive society. Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées. June 1 to 7. Logos: Ensemble, on fait avancer le Québec; Office des personnes handicapées du Québec.

Leaflet's textual content, back side:

Little things, big results. No matter what your role in society, you can do little things to increase the social participation of people with disabilities. That way, you can help make our society a richer, more inclusive one.

  • You are a teacher? Encourage your students to be open-minded and respectful of their peers with disabilities.
  • You are a school principal? Ask your school team to mark the Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées by holding awareness-raising events.
  • You are the parent of a student? Have an open discussion with your child to encourage a positive and respectful attitude towards people with disabilities.
  • You attend school? Inform an adult figure at school if you witness any bullying against a schoolmate with a disability.
  • You attend school? Team up with a classmate with a disability to work on an assignment or project.
  • You attend school? Invite a classmate with a disability to share some time with you and your friends during the morning or afternoon breaks.

Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées: www.ophq.gouv.qc.ca/sqph, Facebook "F" logo. Proud partner: Hydro-Québec logo. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.


Fabien’s poster

Fabien's poster

Author: Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Publication date: 2017

Type of document: Information and awareness material

Subject: Prevention

Poster's general description:

Poster representing Fabien who has a motor disability. The poster shows Fabien in a social participation situation. He is sitting on a regular chair in front of his computer while his reflection on the floor represents a person in a wheel chair.

Poster's textual content:

Fabien will provide entertainment for the young and young at heart. Because the classroom is wheelchair accessible, Fabien, a soon-to-be graduate in 3D design, will join a qualified workforce in a forward-looking sector. Together, let's build a more inclusive society. June 1 to 7. Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées. Logos at the bottom of the poster: Ensemble, on fait avancer le Québec; Proud partner Hydro-Québec; Office des personnes handicapées du Québec.


Fabien’s leaflet

Fabien's leaflet
Fabien's leaflet

Fabien's leaflet front side in English,

Author: Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Publication date: 2017

Type of document: Information and awareness material

Subject: Prevention

Leaflet's general description :

Leaflet representing Fabien who has a motor disability. The leaflet shows Fabien in a social participation situation. He is sitting on a regular chair in front of his computer while his reflection on the floor represents a person in a wheel chair.

Leaflet's textual content, front side:

Fabien will provide entertainment for the young and young at heart. Because the classroom is wheelchair accessible, Fabien, a soon-to-be graduate in 3D design, will join a qualified workforce in a forward-looking sector. Together, let's build a more inclusive society. Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées. June 1 to 7. Logos: Ensemble, on agit pour une société juste et équitable; Office des personnes handicapées du Québec.

Leaflet's textual content, back side:

Little things, big results. No matter what your role in society, you can do little things to increase the social participation of people with disabilities. That way, you can help make our society a richer, more inclusive one. 

  • You own a house, a condo or a building? Make sure the sidewalk in front of your property is free of obstacles.
  • You are an architect or a building contractor? Get to learn more about the universal accessibility of buildings and make the appropriate suggestions to your clients.
  • You ride a bicycle? Be open-minded and respectful of people using a motorized mobility aid (power chairs and mobility scooters).
  • You notice the presence of children with disabilities in your neighbourhood? Inform your municipality of the need for adapted playground modules so all children can have access to them.

Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées: www.ophq.gouv.qc.ca/sqph, Facebook "F" logo. Proud partner: Hydro-Québec logo. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.


Julie’s poster

Julie’s poster

Julie's small poster in English,

Author: Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Publication date: 2017

Type of document: Information and awareness material

Subject: Prevention

Poster's general description:

Poster representing Julie who has a severe mental illness. The poster shows Julie in a social participation situation. She is standing in front of her work.

Poster's textual content:

Julie brightens people’s lives. Because her employer sees her strengths and knows how to make the most of them, Julie, who has a serious mental illness, blooms as a florist. Together, let's build a more inclusive society. June 1 to 7. Logos at the bottom of the poster: Ensemble, on fait avancer le Québec; Proud partner Hydro-Québec; Office des personnes handicapées du Québec.


Julie’s leaflet

Julie’s leaflet
Julie’s leaflet

Julie's leaflet front side in English,

Author: Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Publication date: 2017

Type of document: Information and awareness material

Subject: Prevention

Leaflet's general description:

Leaflet representing Julie who has a severe mental illness. The poster shows Julie in a social participation situation. She is standing in front of her work.

Leaflet's textual content, front side:

Julie brightens people’s lives. Because her employer sees her strengths and knows how to make the most of them, Julie, who has a serious mental illness, blooms as a florist. Together, let's build a more inclusive society. Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées. June 1 to 7. Logos: Ensemble, on fait avancer le Québec; Office des personnes handicapées du Québec.

Leaflet's textual content, back side:

Little things, big results. No matter what your role in society, you can do little things to increase the social participation of people with disabilities. That way, you can help make our society a richer, more inclusive one.

  • You are a student? Invite a classmate who has a disability to share some time with you during the morning or afternoon breaks.
  • You are a parent? Suggest that your child invite a classmate with a disability to your home to play.
  • You work in a daycare centre? Be positive about the addition of children with disabilities to your group and the planning of inclusive activities allowing them to participate.
  • You are a municipality employee? When putting together any project (intersection, playground, festivities, community centre, recreational activities, etc.), think inclusive: will people with disabilities be able to participate like everyone else?

Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées: www.ophq.gouv.qc.ca/sqph, Facebook "F" logo. Proud partner: Hydro-Québec logo. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.


Laurence’s poster

Laurence’s poster

Laurence's small poster in English,

Author: Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Publication date: 2017

Type of document: Information and awareness material

Subject: Prevention

Poster's general description:

Poster representing Laurence who has a hearing disability. The poster shows Laurence in a social participation situation. She is shown sitting down while tying her soccer shoes. Her shadow on the floor represents the hearing disability logo.

Poster's textual content:

For the team, Laurence counts. Because her coaches never shied away from adapting their practices and her teammates learned how to communicate with her, Laurence, who has a hearing disability, became a key player. ogether, let's build a more inclusive society. June 1 to 7. Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées. Logos at the bottom of the poster: Ensemble, on fait avancer le Québec; Proud partner Hydro-Québec; Office des personnes handicapées du Québec.


Laurence’s leaflet

Laurence’s leaflet
Laurence’s leaflet

Laurence's leaflet front side in English,

Author: Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Publication date: 2017

Type of document: Information and awareness material

Subject: Prevention

Leaflet's general description:

Leaflet representing Laurence who has a hearing disability. The poster shows Laurence in a social participation situation. She is shown sitting down while tying her soccer shoes. Her shadow on the floor represents the hearing disability logo.

Leaflet's textual content, front side:

For the team, Laurence counts. Because her coaches never shied away from adapting their practices and her teammates learned how to communicate with her, Laurence, who has a hearing disability, became a key player. Together, let's build a more inclusive society. Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées. June 1 to 7. Logos: Ensemble, on fait avancer le Québec; Office des personnes handicapées du Québec.

Leaflet's textual content, back side:

Little things, big results. No matter what your role in society, you can do little things to increase the social participation of people with disabilities. That way, you can help make our society a richer, more inclusive one.

  • You are involved in group sports? Include children with disabilities in your group and help them develop their full potential at their own pace.
  • You volunteer for cultural, sports or recreational organizations? Suggest that people in charge of activities or coaching receive specific training in welcoming and serving people with disabilities.
  • You are part of an event organization committee? Favour obstacle-free inclusive activities. When required, install an access ramp, put up adequate signage, take security measures, etc.
  • You provide direct services to the public? Should a person with a disability come to you accompanied by an assistant or someone serving as an interpreter, you must always speak directly to the person.

Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées: www.ophq.gouv.qc.ca/sqph, Facebook "F" logo. Proud partner: Hydro-Québec logo. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.


Philippe's poster

Philippe's poster

Philippe's small poster in English,

Author: Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Publication date: 2017

Type of document: Information and awareness material

Subject: Prevention

Poster's general description:

Poster representing Philippe who has a visual disability. The poster shows Philippe in a social participation situation. He is shown standing up in front of a chair and lamp. His shadow on the floor represents a person using a cane.

Poster's textual content:

Philippe helps people grow. Because his university accommodated him and his employer recognized his skills, Philippe, who has a visual impairment, has been working as a psychologist for five years now. Together, let's build a more inclusive society. June 1 to 7. Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées.Logos at the bottom of the poster: Ensemble, on fait avancer le Québec; Proud partner Hydro-Québec; Office des personnes handicapées du Québec.


Philippe’s leaflet

Philippe’s leaflet
Philippe’s leaflet

Philippe's leaflet front side in English,

Author: Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Publication date: 2017

Type of document: Information and awareness material

Subject: Prevention

Leaflet's general description:

Leaflet representing Philippe who has a visual disability. The poster shows Philippe in a social participation situation. He is shown standing up in front of a chair and lamp. His shadow on the floor represents a person using a cane.

Leaflet's textual content, front side:

Philippe helps people grow. Because his university accommodated him and his employer recognized his skills, Philippe, who has a visual impairment, has been working as a psychologist for five years now. Together, let's build a more inclusive society. Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées. June 1 to 7. Logos: Ensemble, on fait avancer le Québec; Office des personnes handicapées du Québec.

Leaflet's textual content, back side:

Little things, big results. No matter what your role in society, you can do little things to increase the social participation of people with disabilities. That way, you can help make our society a richer, more inclusive one.

  • You travel by foot?
  • You eat at the restaurant?
  • You run a website? Make sure everything you put online is accessible to people with disabilities, especially those with visual impairments (consult the Quebec government Web Accessibility Standards ).
  • You are a graphic artist? Use contrasting colours or eloquent pictograms on your posters and other visual identification items destined to the general public.

Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées: www.ophq.gouv.qc.ca/sqph, Facebook "F" logo. Proud partner: Hydro-Québec logo. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.


Samuel’s poster

Samuel’s poster

Samuel's small poster in English,

Author: Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Publication date: 2017

Type of document: Information and awareness material

Subject: Prevention

Poster's general description:

Poster representing Samuel who has an autism spectrum disorder. On this poster we see Samuel in a situation of social participation. He's waiting at a bus stop with Tobi, his service (assistance) dog from MIRA Foundation.

Poster's textual content:

Fully engaged in society. The transit company in Samuel’s municipality saw that Samuel’s service dog, Tobi, was indispensable. As a result, Samuel, who has an autism spectrum disorder, has learned to control his anxiety when he travels from place to place, has developed his independence, and is now involved in his community. Together, let's build a more inclusive society. June 1 to 7. Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées. Logos at the bottom of the poster: Ensemble, on fait avancer le Québec; Proud partner Hydro-Québec; Office des personnes handicapées du Québec.


Samuel’s leaflet

Samuel’s leaflet
Samuel’s leaflet

Samuel's leaflet front side in English,

Author: Office des personnes handicapées du Québec

Publication date: 2017

Type of document: Matériel d’information et de sensibilisation

Subject: Prévention

Leaflet's general description:

Leaflet representing Samuel who has an autism spectrum disorder. On this poster we see Samuel in a situation of social participation. He's waiting at a bus stop with Tobi, his service (assistance) dog from MIRA Foundation.

Leaflet's textual content, front side:

Fully engaged in society. The transit company in Samuel’s municipality saw that Samuel’s service dog, Tobi, was indispensable. As a result, Samuel, who has an autism spectrum disorder, has learned to control his anxiety when he travels from place to place, has developed his independence, and is now involved in his community. Together, let's build a more inclusive society. June 1 to 7. Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées. Logos at the bottom of the poster: Ensemble, on fait avancer le Québec; Office des personnes handicapées du Québec.

Leaflet's textual content, back side:

Little things, big results. No matter what your role in society, you can do little things to increase the social participation of people with disabilities. That way, you can help make our society a richer, more inclusive one.

  • Are you a teacher who has a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in your class? With the parents’ permission, explain this disorder to the students, or ask the student if he wants to do so.
  • Do you work in customer services? Learn to recognize the signs of ASD so you can provide adapted services to ASD clients (see the Web Services accessible site for more information).
  • Do you work in customer services? Avoid talking down to people with ASDs.
  • Do you work in customer services? Be precise, clear and concise in your questions and requests.
  • Are you a municipal emergency service employee? Suggest that your boss look into employee training in interventions involving people with ASDs.
  • Are you a public transit bus driver? Make sure that travellers know which stop they are at through visual and auditory cues.

Semaine québécoise des personnes handicapées: www.ophq.gouv.qc.ca/sqph, Facebook "F" logo. Proud partner: Hydro-Québec logo. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.

 

Updated to 13 September 2017

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