Bruce County has development and approved a ‘nut-aware’ policy in order to comply with the Policy on Ableism and Discrimination which recognizes Anaphylaxis as a disability under the Humans Rights Code, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19 (Code) and the Canadian Human Rights Act, R.S.C., 1985, c. H-6.
The Policy on Ableism and Discrimination recognizes a legal responsibility for service providers to accommodate people with potentially life-threatening allergies, as they would any other person with a disability, to the point of undue hardship. This requires responsible parties to maintain accessible, inclusive, discrimination and harassment-free environments that respect human rights.
While Anaphylaxis can result from a number of known allergens, there is a specific emphasis in this Policy on one of the most common allergens: nuts and nut products.
A ‘nut-aware’ policy does not guarantee the County’s facilities will be free of nuts or nut products but rather is intended to raise awareness and encourage voluntary compliance.
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