The HSSSBC is committed to creating a safe and comfortable environment that welcomes, includes and supports access for people of every ethnicity, nationality, religious background, political belief, marital status, age, biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, mental and physical ability.
The Home Sharing Support Society BC promotes a person-centred focus as outlined in Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and British Columbia’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.
UN Article 19 – Living Independently & Being Included in the Community
States Parties to this Convention recognize the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and shall take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community, including by ensuring that:
- Persons with disabilities have the opportunity to choose their place of residence and where and with whom they live on an equal basis with others and are not obliged to live in a particular living arrangement;
- Persons with disabilities have access to a range of in-home, residential and other community support services, including personal assistance necessary to support living and inclusion in the community, and to prevent isolation or segregation from the community;
- Community services and facilities for the general population are available on an equal basis to persons with disabilities and are responsive to their needs.