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.
June 6, 2011, Toronto – ON. The Federal Budget tabled before the House of Commons recognizes that more needs to be done to support people with disabilities and their families. CACL’s President Bendina Miller welcomed the budget measures and expressed: “Today’s budget takes modest steps to address the needs of people with disabilities and their families. It recognizes that: families and caregivers are at the core of supports to persons with disabilities and that more needs to be done to support them in this role; improvements are
Late last week we launched our first campaign on our new website called FEDERAL ELECTION 2011 - Together we can make disability an election issue As a part of the on going follow up to our campaign CACL has released a Federal Election Platform Analysis of how each party is addressing disability as part of their platform
Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and the United Nations has some suggestions on how you can celebrate:
Include: Observance of the Day provides opportunities for participation by all stakeholders – Governments, UN system organizations, civil society and organizations of persons with disabilities – to focus on issues related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the MDGs.