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November 15, 2017
Legal capacity is a human right for all persons – all persons should enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis with others in all aspects of life. The term recognizes two things: the capacity to have rights and the capacity to act upon those rights. In practice, legal capacity ensures that a person is recognized before the law and can make decisions about his or her own life, exercise rights, access the civil and court systems, enter contracts, and speak on his or her own behalf.
October 17, 2017
October 3, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOCTOBER 3, 2017HALIFAX - The Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act introduced in the Nova Scotia Assembly Monday falls far short of its stated aim to “promote the dignity, autonomy, independence, social inclusion and freedom of decision-making of adults” who have intellectual and other disabilities. Minister of Justice Mark Furey assures that the Bill finds the right balance between autonomy and protection. However, our closer look finds an alarming imbalance.
September 28, 2017
Click here to download the job description.The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is the national movement supporting the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families for inclusion.
September 21, 2017
Click here to download the job description.The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is looking for a new Treasurer, based in the Greater Toronto Area, to serve on its Board of Directors for at least a 2 year term. CACL also has a Foundation (CACLF) for fund development purposes, and a research institute that is separately incorporated.
September 19, 2017
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recently adopted its General Comment N°5 on Article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on living independently and being included in the community.
September 7, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESEPTEMBER 7, 2017TORONTO - The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) welcomes the release of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) "Position Paper on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)", which concludes that Canada’s current law should be maintained, restricting MAiD to persons who are already dying.
August 15, 2017
A partnership between CACL and CASDA, the Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) initiative has achieved another round of excellent results in the second quarter of 2017.RWA continues to demonstrate much success in reaching and exceeding its targets, with the following outcomes achieved during April – June:
July 13, 2017
Canadians with an intellectual disability are among the most vulnerable in Canadian society to experience widespread poverty and exclusion.The main barriers causing poverty and exclusion of people with an intellectual disability are negative perceptions and attitudes, communication barriers, failing social infrastructure, and a lack of power over personal decision making.
June 20, 2017
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reports that there are now over 65 million forcibly displaced people across the globe, with one person fleeing their home every three seconds.
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