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2009 National Report Card on Inclusion

The data provided in the 2009 National Report Card as related to the objectives of Closing Institutions, Eradicating Poverty, and Achieving Employment Equality reveal a significant gap between our vision and our reality. Our vision is for a Canada in which all persons with intellectual disabilities live in community as equal citizens, as members of the workforce with adequate resources to participate fully and freely in their society. This vision stands in stark contrast to the current reality where so many continue to be institutionalized, unemployed, without adequate income and, as a consequence, living in the grip of poverty