The National Monitoring Mechanism

The Commission, along with many other stakeholders, has long advocated for Canada to designate a monitoring mechanism in line with its obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

On June 21, 2019, this designation was made official with the passage of the Accessible Canada Act, which contained amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act.

As the National Monitoring Mechanism (NMM), the Commission’s objective will be to monitor progress and report on whether the Government of Canada is doing all it can to meet its human rights obligations outlined in the Convention.

In our role as NMM, we will ensure that people with disabilities and their representative organizations are actively engaged and involved throughout the process.