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Over the past year the Canadian Association for Community Living has worked together with Inclusion International and the International Disability Alliance to bring attention to issues faced by Canadian children with disabilities in securing their rights and issued a joint submission to the Committee to inform its advance preparation for Canada’s Report. The joint submission document can be found here
The Committee questioned Canada on a number of issues that were raised by CACL such as inclusive education, supports to individuals and families, prevention of violence against children with disabilities and the need for data collection and analysis to inform policy development. Children with disabilities are referenced throughout the Committee’s Concluding Observations as a group that requires particular attention. The Committee expressed deep concerns and issued recommendations that Canada:
CACL looks forward to working with its members, the Government of Canada and with other civil society organizations in Canada such as the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children to follow the implementation of these recommendations and work together to ensure child rights and to improve conditions to enable children with disabilities to enjoy their rights and reach their full potential.
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