Free online resource for mental health accommodation

TORONTO — Think Outside the Box is a one-of-a-kind, free online resource designed to help employers, businesses, HR professionals, landlords, the service industry, and anyone else looking to learn more about mental health accessibility and disability accommodation.

Created by Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario, Think Outside the Box offers real-life stories of individuals living with a mental health disability and how schools, employers and government have accommodated them.

The resource also offers tips that can positively impact both the person with the disability and the organization that employs them.

“When we think about disabilities, we often only think about visible physical disabilities. People are familiar with the importance of ramps and wider doorways but they may not know where to start when it comes to accommodating a person living with a mental health disability. This resource will help tremendously,” said Camille Quenneville, CEO of CMHA Ontario.

People living with mental health disabilities are protected under the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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