UN Convention on Disability Rights

The United Nations brings together the countries of the world to keep peace and to work together to help people, to eliminate poverty and disease, and to encourage respect for rights and freedoms.

A “convention” is an agreement. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) means that the United Nations agrees thatpeople with disabilities have the same rights and freedoms as other people. The United Nations agrees to protect and help disabled people to enjoy these rights and freedoms.

The CRPD has seven sections that affect Deaf people

Purchase the full UN-CPRPD project report with accompanying ASL/LSQ video in DVD format with supporting brochures all in our preferred language we can understand.

Online: online secure form, (SSL) please click here.

By mail:
If you would like to become a member by mail, please complete this paper form and return your cheque or credit card payment to:

Canadian Association of the Deaf
303-251 Banks Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 1X3

To view the UN-CRPD “A Brief Overview” brochure, click here

To view the UN-CRPD “What it Means for Deaf People brochure”, click here


UN CRPD Highlights For Deaf Canadians

UN CRPD Full Version