Recently, Inclusion Canada has been mis-characterized as anti-choice and as a religious organization.
Inclusion Canada has accredited status as a Disabled Persons Organization or DPO. Disabled Persons Organizations are representative organizations. The majority of our board are people with intellectual disabilities and the family members of people with intellectual disabilities. These are the people who steer our work. They are informed by lived experience, a shared vision of inclusion, and by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
As a DPO, Inclusion Canada has protected status as a human rights defender. It is in this capacity that we engage in advocacy, including around contentious issues. When we oppose Canada providing medical assistance in dying on the basis of disability, we are defending human rights. There is no unspoken agenda.