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New IRIS Initiative in Collaboration with Roshanak Jaberi

Wed, 2016-03-16 - - IRIS, Research

The Institute for Research on Inclusion and Society (IRIS) recently received an award from the Ontario Arts Council’s Creative Engagement Fund to continue their work on the use of art for social change. The project is a collaboration with Roshanak Jaberi, a talented Iranian-Canadian performer, choreographer, producer and activist.

IRIS Launches New Project: Women at a High Risk of Abuse: Migrant, Aboriginal and Women with Intellectual and "Mental Health" Disabilities

Thu, 2015-11-26 - - IRIS

Women in Canada come from many diverse backgrounds and live with multiple experiences of marginalization and with each layer of exclusion, whether that is migrant, indigenous or disability status - other barriers to their safety are added. Consequently, particular populations of women experience higher rates of abuse than other women's communities due to structural violence and the resulting more significant needs, yet these very populations receive limited attention in the violence prevention and response service sectors, which also contributes to their higher rates of victimization.

Giving communities the tools to prevent and respond to elder abuse

 

On June 15th, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Canadian Association for Community Living announced a project to address the issue of abuse against older people with disabilities and Deaf people, that will have a national reach and a neighbourhood-level impact.

New from IRIS: The Employment Situation of People with Intellectual Disabilities.

New from IRIS: The Employment Situation of People with Intellectual Disabilities
A demographic snapshot of the employment situation of people with intellectual disabilities
 
A recently released report by Cameron Crawford of  the Institute for Research on Inclusion and Society (IRIS) provides a demographic snapshot of the employment situation of people with intellectual disabilities. The report draws from the 2006 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS), which was Statistics Canada’s ‘flagship’ survey on disability.
 

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