Making Canada Accessible

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Show Me the Money

We thought it would be a good time to check-in, as the latest Throne Speech turned out to be a pretty big deal. The Government introduced its Disability Inclusion Plan, which will have:

Human Rights and People with Disabilities - Droits de l'homme et personnes handicapées

The Canadian Human Rights Commission was recently given a new responsibility to monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities here in Canada. They want to engage with diverse rights holders across Canada to hear about your lived experiences and opinions on this important topic. Your feedback matters. In fact, it will be invaluable to helping Canada better protect the rights of people with disabilities. Fill in the survey before July 31, 2020.

Recommendations for the Government of Canada Relating to COVID and People with Disabilities

The Coalition Leadership Group has worked on recommendations to the Government of Canada (recommendations en français) in regards to COVID, people with disabilities and disability-related organizations.

Stuff is Happening and You Should Know About It

We’ve got a few things to share with y'all.

Tomorrow – January 30th – the Canadian Association of Community Living and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities is hosting End of Life, Equality, and Disability: A national forum on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). The in-person session is sold out, but you can attend by livestream. Sign up at: https://freeman.streamme.ca/cac-ccd2020

Hey there Canadian disability-related organizations / Salut, organisations canadiennes liées aux personnes handicapées

We know that presenting issues shared among people with disabilities can influence the position of each political party. After all, together we represent about 22% of Canada's population. So, a combined effort could go a long way. In order to understand issues central to your communities, we invite you to send us two questions your organization would like to ask each political party.

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