Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) is
pleased to partner with local autism organizations in Vancouver, Toronto and
Halifax to launch The Compass, a database that supports job
seekers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in navigating their path to
York University professor Felipe Montoya and his family will be returning to Canada after their bid for permanent residency was granted on compassionate grounds.Felipe and his family moved from Costa Rica to Toronto in 2012. In March 2016, they were denied the opportunity to apply for permanent residency by the Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade because son Nico has Down syndrome.
Among the 25 employees working at Coop Coco & Calendula, three are participants in the Ready, Willing and Able program: packing clerk Lucia Feola, and production clerks Heather Franklin and Shadday Polony.
The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and IRIS – Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society are pleased to announce the creation of a full-time Managing Director position at IRIS, the research and development arm of CACL.
Long time advocate Audrey Cole and her son Ian have filed a human rights complaint against the Government of Ontario, alleging that the province discriminated against Ian by failing to provide services in the community that he would otherwise receive if he was institutionalized.
Robert Martin, one of the founding members of the self-advocacy movement for people with intellectual disabilities in New Zealand and Life Member of People First New Zealand, has become the first person with an intellectual disability to be elected to serve on the United Nation's committee responsible for monitoring the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.