Significant Cases

ARCH has a long history of legal advocacy in tribunals and the courts, including at the Supreme Court of Canada. ARCH represents individuals and disability groups in significant disability-related cases. These include cases where a court or tribunal is looking at an issue for the first time, where an appellate court is deciding an issue that will affect a large number of people, or where there is a disability analysis that should be brought to the litigation. Other types of cases are referred to community legal clinics or to lawyers in private practice.

The following are some of the cases in which ARCH has been involved.

Federal Courts

Ontario Superior Courts

Court of Appeal for Ontario

  • Ontario (Disability Support Program) v. Tranchemontagne, 2010 ONCA 593

    Ontario Court of Appeal confirms that addiction is a disability under the Ontario Disability Support Plan.  The Court found that excluding people with addictions from ODSP benefits breached...

  • Wynberg v. Ontario, 2006 CanLII 22919 (ON CA)
  • Tranchemontagne v. Ontario (Director, Disability Support Program), 2004 CanLII 41165 (ON CA)
  • Ontario (Human Rights Commission) v. Ontario, 1994 CanLII 1590 (ON CA)
  • Wynberg v. Ontario, 2006 CanLII 22919 (ON CA)