Salvatore Amenta began an online appeal urging Prime Minister Trudeau to ratify the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) with one signature in November.
National Inclusive Education Month portrays 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.For every weekday of February, Dr. Gordon Porter and his team of contributors will be sharing a personal story related to inclusive education on the Inclusive Education Canada webpage and its social media outlets.
Ottawa, ON – Vulnerable persons will be at significant risk of abuse and error in the coming system for physician-assisted suicide without more time for Parliament to ensure needed protections are enshrined in the Criminal Code. The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and their legal counsel attended the Court’s hearings on Monday in support of the federal government’s request to extend the February 6 deadline for having a system in place.
Following the Government of Canada’s recent request for a six-month extension to review the issue and develop new laws governing physician-assisted suicide/voluntary euthanasia, CACL is calling on governments and health professions to give much more attention to how vulnerable patients will be identified and cared for in the new system. To see our background papers on this issue click here.
Toronto, ON – Health care in Canada is about to undergo a major transformation as patients obtain the right to request and receive physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia in order to die. As we proceed down this path, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) calls on health professions and governments to urgently give much more attention to how vulnerable patients will be identified and cared for in the system.
This year’s theme is Inclusion matters: Access and empowerment for people of all abilities that seeks to reduce inequalities and remove barriers to equal participation for persons with disabilities in society. Sub-themes for 2015 are: (1) Making cities inclusive and accessible for all; (2) Improving disability data and statistics; and (3) Including persons with invisible disabilities in society and development.
Along with our host partner People First of Canada, CACL invites you to join us at the Sixth Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion, Wednesday, December 2nd 2015 from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Novotel Hotel, Ottawa. The Federal Policy Forum presents an exciting opportunity for dialogue with the federal government, in order to learn more about and explore the federal role on long standing issues regarding the disability community.
Vice President of Operations, Eastern Canada at Costco Wholesale, David Skinner, never anticipated how much an inclusive workforce would enhance his company’s success and corporate culture. “The outcomes are a lot better than we could ever imagine,” says Skinner, describing the candidates Costco has hired with intellectual disabilities as generally “model employees” who over time have “integrated seamlessly” into their corporate culture.
Women in Canada come from many diverse backgrounds and live with multiple experiences of marginalization and with each layer of exclusion, whether that is migrant, indigenous or disability status - other barriers to their safety are added. Consequently, particular populations of women experience higher rates of abuse than other women's communities due to structural violence and the resulting more significant needs, yet these very populations receive limited attention in the violence prevention and response service sectors, which also contributes to their higher rates of victimization.