ARCH: A Legal Resource Centre for Persons with Disabilities is a specialty legal aid clinic dedicated to defending and advancing the equality-rights of persons with disabilities.
ARCH proceeds on the following premises:
– Persons with disabilities are confronted with unique legal challenges.
– Persons with disabilities must have control over their own lives.
– A cross-disability approach to advocacy issues is essential, but it is equally important to recognize and respect difference.
– Persons with disabilities may also face disadvantage due to other reasons such as their gender, race, age economic status and sexual orientation, compounding their experience of discrimination or exclusion.
ARCH is a not-for-profit charitable organization with a provincial mandate. Our membership consists of over sixty disability consumer and service organizations. Our staff report to a consumer-controlled volunteer board of directors.