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Housing Issues for People with Disabilities in Canada

 - July 13, 2017

In April 2017, a delegation of national disability organizations including CACL travelled to Geneva to present the Civil Society report on Canada’s progress in implementation of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a ‘shadow' report that compliments the federal government's own reporting to the United Nations. As a follow-up to the civil society report, the Canadian NGO coalition has released a companion document to specifically address the housing and supports gap facing Canadians with disabilities. 

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A Statutory Framework for the Right to Legal Capacity and Supported Decision Making

 - April 22, 2015
The right to equal recognition before the law, and its attendant right to legal capacity without discrimination on the basis of disability, is recognized in Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), ratified by Canada in 2010. The inclusion of Article 12 in the CRPD is a major achievement.
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Assuring Income Security and Equality for Canadians with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families

 - April 12, 2013

The income security and labour market status of Canadians with disabilities and their families requires urgent action.  As a society we all have a role to play in ensuring we are building inclusive communities where Canadians with disabilities are welcomed and valued as active citizens.  The Federal government can take concrete steps to support building an inclusive and accessible Canada for all.

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Summary Report from 3rd Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion

 - March 8, 2013

On November 27th, 2012 the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and People First of Canada (PFC) welcomed more than 70 participants to our 3rd Annual Federal Policy Forum at the National Hotel and Suites in Ottawa, Ontario. The theme for the forum was “Advancing Employment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.” Participants included representatives of the Canadian Association for Community Living, People First of Canada and the Government of Canada as well as individuals, families, community leaders, policy makers, employers and employees from throughout the country.

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Ready, Willing, and Able

 - November 26, 2012

Employment is a very important part of our adult lives. It is much more than simply earning money. Through paid work we meet new people and establish new friendships, increase feelings of self worth, enable greater independence, become part of community and contribute to that community. Perhaps more importantly it affects how other people and society in general view us — recognizing our value, contribution, ability, and capacity.

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Submission to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities Study of Bill C-44

 - October 25, 2012

CACL appeared before the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities as a witness to its study on Bill C-44, the proposed Helping Families in Need Act.  Bill C-44 is designed to address the challenges and difficult circumstances of families whose child is critically ill, has died or has d

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CRC Joint Submission - CACL, II, IDA

 - October 12, 2012

This submission provides supplementary information from the Canadian and international disability movement to the third and fourth periodic reports (hereinafter State Report) submitted by the Canadian government to the CRC Committee in November 2009. In particular, it provides responses to the List of Issues (p 1-6) and proposes recommendations for the Concluding Observations (p 7).

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