Petition: Accessibility of student financial aid to people with invisible disabilities
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WHEREAS the Government of Quebec’s Student Financial Assistance (SFA, AFE in French) loans and bursaries program is required to provide students with the financial resources necessary to pursue post-secondary studies, including accommodation measures for students with disabilities (SWD);
WHEREAS since August 6, 2018, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education has restricted access to these accommodations by modifying form 1015, Medical Certificate - Major Functional Disabilities and Other Recognized Disabilities, so that SWD with an invisible disability (i.e., attention deficit disorder, non-episodic mental health disorder, autism spectrum disorder, mental health disorders or a learning disability) can no longer benefit from them;
WHEREAS the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms provides for accommodation measures in a school setting for SWD, including SWD with invisible disabilities, and that the inclusion of this so-called emerging clientele has allowed a greater number of SWD to continue their studies at the post-secondary level, thanks to some 20 years of effort at the elementary and high school levels;
We, the undersigned, ask the Government of Québec to:
amend form 1015 to restore the right to financial assistance accommodation measures for students with invisible disabilities.
Signing deadline : June 5, 2019