ARCH Disability Law Centre

Organization's name: ARCH Disability Law Centre
Organization's acronym: ARCH
Former Name(s): Advocacy Resource Centre for the Handicapped
Headquarters address  
Address: 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor
Ontario, M5J 2H7
Phone: 416-482-8255 x. 2228
Web site:
Organization type: Disability, Development and Rights Organizations
  • English
  • French


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Disabled Persons

Social Development:
  • Disabled persons
  • Employment
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
Geographic scope: Local
Country of activity:
  • Canada
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 1979
Year of registration (YYYY): 1979
Organizational structure: ARCH is an independent organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, a majority of whom must be persons with disabilities.
Number and type of members: Individual members: 177 Community partner organizations (not members): Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) ALS Canada Autism Ontario BALANCE for Blind Adults Bob Rumball Canadian Centre of Excellence for the Deaf Brampton Caledon Community Living British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society Canadian Diabetes Association - GTA Regional Leadership Centre Canadian Disability Alliance Canadian Down Syndrome Society Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (Toronto Chapter) Canadian Hearing Services Canadian Helen Keller Centre Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO) CNIB - Ontario Division Coalition for Persons with Disabilities Communication Disabilities Access Canada Community Living Association for South Simcoe Community Living Ontario Cystic Fibrosis Canada Disability Resource Centre for Independent Living Down Syndrome Association of Toronto Easter Seals Canada Easter Seals Ontario Epilepsy Ontario Epilepsy Toronto Extend-A-Family Family Alliance Ontario Frontier College Guide Dog Users of Canada (GDUC) Hand Over Hand Community Organization Hemophilia Ontario Houselink Community Homes Huntington Society of Canada Hydrocephalus Canada Integration Action for Inclusion Kidney Foundation - Ontario Branch Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton Low Vision Association of Ontario March of Dimes Canada Margaret’s Housing & Community Support Services Marsha Forest Centre Meta Centre Mood Disorders Association of Ontario Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada Muscular Dystrophy Canada National Educational Association of Disabled Students National Network for Mental Health North York General Hospital Participants' Council Ontario Association of Patient Councils Ontario Association of the Deaf Ontario Coalition for Inclusive Education Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy PATH Employment Services People First of Ontario Persons United for Self Help in Northwestern Ontario Psychiatric Survivor Archives, Toronto REENA Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Sound Times Support Services Spinal Cord Injury Ontario Students for Barrier-Free Access Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada The Arthritis Society The Association for the Neurologically Disabled of Canada (A.N.D. Canada) The Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services (CFAS) The Independent Living Centre London and Area (ILCLA) Toronto Association of the Deaf Tourette Canada
Affiliation with NGO networks: Work in partnership with a large network of disability rights organizations across Canada
Funding structure:
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Grants from Governments
Funding structure other: Primary funding from Legal Aid Ontario, project funding from federal and municipal government grants and other non-government organizations

Additional Information

No additional information available.