Right to design your life.

You have the right to live in the way you want, make decisions about your life, to do the kind of things that will make you feel happy and be included as part of your community.

Right to be safe.

You have the right not to be hurt or have your feelings hurt. You have the right for people to help you with your money and spend it the way you want. You have the right to tell someone when you do not feel safe and to be protected from abuse.

Right to respectful support.

You have the right to have people talk nicely to you in a respectful manner when there are disagreements. You have the right to feel good about the way people help you with your daily routines, the proper food to eat, the right clothes to wear for the weather outside, including regular visits to the doctor and dentist.

Right to say “No”.

You have the right to say “no” (about yourself) when anything doesn’t feel right to you. You have the right to state your views and give opinions about your care and safe treatment (see policy on “intervening on behalf of person supported by PHSS’ safety”).

Right to privacy.

Your privacy will be respected. You have a right to talk with family or friends without employees being present. You have the right to have your personal care done in privacy.

Right to self advocacy.

You have the right to stand up for yourself and for other people. You have the same rights as any other person who lives in Canada. This includes having your own religion, friends, boyfriends or girlfriends that you choose.

Right to risk.

You have the right to know what can happen when you choose to do something. What can happen that is good or what can happen that is bad.

Right to access.

You have the right to be part of your community, join clubs/groups with your interests and share your gifts and abilities. You have the right to have access to all services that are provided to everybody including health services. You have the right to develop social roles that have meaning to you and make you feel good.

Right to be proud.

You have the right to feel good about who you are and be proud of your accomplishments and abilities.

Right to dream.

You have the right to dream about whatever you want and to have your dreams and goals be respected.