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.
Over 35 community and health organizations from across Canada, including CACL and many of its members, are calling on Parliament to adopt a series of evidence-based safeguards designed to protect the lives of vulnerable Canadians – and we need your support!
The 2016 Census is staffing 35,000 jobs across Canada. These no-office jobs require staff to work in neighbourhoods and communities all over Canada to collect vital information on its citizens. Wanting to reach out to many diverse populations, Census 2016 has called CACL to ask for help with promotion of their many available opportunities: The Census 2016 is looking for Crew Leaders and Enumerators, who will distribute door-to-door questionnaires and conduct interviews in-person and over the phone.
Every weekday for the month of February, Inclusive Education Canada has been featuring daily commentaries from parents, teachers and academics that portray how the development of inclusive schools and inclusive school practices help to provide quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students with an intellectual disability.
When Colette Acheson took on the role of Executive Director at the Yukon Association for Community Living (YACL) three years ago, the organization was ready to implement big changes and hoped to become an even greater part of the lives of people who lived in the Yukon.This was a big undertaking for everyone involved.
CACL had the opportunity to bring its perspective and the views of many people with an intellectual disability before the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying last Thursday, February 4th 2016. Executive Vice-President Michael Bach was asked to appear before the Committee as one of four panellists on a panel of witnesses.
TORONTO, ON -- A report released by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) (a revised version of this report is being released Feb. 1, 2016) indicates that far more robust safeguards are needed to protect vulnerable persons in a system for physician-assisted suicide than those recommended by a Provincial/ Territorial Expert Advisory Committee.
TORONTO, ON -- The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is very encouraged by the findings of the Federal Panel report on physician-assisted suicide, released today by the Government of Canada.