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Michael Bach, Executive Vice-President

Michael Bach, PhD. is Adjunct Professor of Disability Studies at Ryerson University (Toronto), Executive Vice-President, Canadian Association for Community Living and Managing Director of IRIS – Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society.

For over 25 years he has undertaken research and development in Canada and internationally on ways to advance the full inclusion and human rights of persons with intellectual disabilities. His publications cover disability theory, policy and practice in a range of areas including legal capacity, education, employment, and funding and delivery of community-based services.

Michael Bach holds a Ph. D. in Sociology and Equity Studies from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, and recently completed an Open Society Foundations Fellowship to continue his international comparative research on the right to legal capacity for people with significant intellectual and cognitive disabilities.