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.
TORONTO, ON -- Tourism HR Canada and Ready, Willing and Able are happy to announce a partnership that will allow the two organizations to work together towards the common goal of increasing participation in the Canadian tourism workforce.
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Ottawa - Dear Members of
Parliament and Senators,
Supreme Court of Canada legalized euthanasia and assisted suicide in February
2015, it also declared that safeguards must be designed to protect vulnerable
persons from harm.
TORONTO, ON - Vulnerable persons are at greater risk as a result of the Alberta Court of Appeal decision authorizing physician assisted death on the basis of a psychiatric condition, if legislated safeguards are not passed by Parliament soon. The Alberta Court argues its decision is consistent with the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in Carter. However, the Supreme Court made clear that its ruling applied only to adults like Gloria Taylor, those who are at or near the end of their lives.
My daughter, Gabrielle, plays baseball and other sports. I remember watching one of her practices when she was seven years old; they were practicing running bases. As Gabby approached second base, she started slowing down, but cheers of, “come on, Gabby!” from her coach and teammates filled the air until Gabby made it all the way to home plate.
After nearly 50 years at the York University campus near Toronto, Ontario, CACL is moving! We’re excited to join our new shared space community at the Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina in downtown Toronto.
Michael Bach, CACL Executive Vice-President, was invited to speak in front of the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs in Ottawa to discuss CACL’s brief on physician-assisted death.