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CACL, on behalf of the entire ACL federation, extends sincere congratulations to John Cox of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia on being awarded the 2011 Alan Thomas Fellowship award (from the Carold Institute). John’s award winning application was entitled ‘Getting Included: How Labeled Individuals Have Impacted Inclusion’.
Welcome to our new online homeOn behalf of the Board and Staff of the Canadian Association for Community Living I am honored and proud to welcome you to our new online home. We have not only redesigned the look and feel of CACL.CA, we have also implemented a number of new features to our online presence that I'm sure you will really enjoy accessing.
This was passed along to us by Marilyn Dolmage, a call to mobilize the community:The class action is proceeding against the Ontario government, that we hope will benefit all those who lived in Huronia Regional Centre between the years of 1945 and 2009, when it closed.
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.
CACL has completed a research study on employment supports for people with intellectual disabilities. The study looks at effective policies and practices for transitioning from sheltered and enclave based employment services for people with intellectual disabilities to supports that enable inclusion in the labour market. The research study follows on a renewed international interest in what have been dubbed "employment first" or "employment focused" approaches marking the first major Canadian contribution to this dialogue.