Based on this survey of human rights issues related to family status, the Commission is concerned that there are significant systemic issues affecting individuals because of their family status, and that these issues may be having a wide impact. The impact of caregiving responsibilities on access to employment, housing and services requires, in general, greater attention than it has received to date. Negative stereotypes and a failure to recognize and fully integrate the diversity of the current day family may lead to discriminatory treatment. The Commission is concerned that in many situations, organizations and individuals are unaware of the protections of the Code related to family status, or do not view these as human rights issues worthy of protection. There is a need for greater clarity regarding the requirements of the Code related to family status.