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PRESS RELEASE: Feds announce COVID-19 financial support for people with disabilities and their families

For Immediate ReleaseJune 6, 2020 TORONTO, ON – Inclusion Canada is very pleased to learn that the Federal Government is providing more than $550 million in financial support to people with disabilities and their families as they navigate new costs and challenges due to COVID-19.   1.25 million Canadians who are eligible for the Disability Tax … Continued

Spring Ask 2020 Campaign

Thank you to everyone who has donated to Inclusion Canada’s Spring Ask Campaign. The videos below are a variety of perspectives on the subject of Inclusion Canada’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you’re interested in learning about the work Inclusion Canada is doing throughout the pandemic, please take the time to watch and consider … Continued

Inclusion Canada EVP COVID-19 Updates

Throughout May, Inclusion Canada Executive Vice President, Krista Carr, has provided weekly updates regarding CACL’s current work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can watch them all here!

Transforming Communities – People with an intellectual disability are being overlooked during COVID-19

Sometimes you have to speak your truth regardless of the consequences. I think of all of the times in history and my own personal history when speaking one’s truth could have made a difference.  We are in times I have recently said “I couldn’t have imagined….”. But, upon reflection, those are the wrong words. I … Continued

Invisible and forgotten in the COVID-19 crisis: Canadians with intellectual disabilities

For Immediate ReleaseApril 16, 2020Toronto, ON While Canadians are well informed of seniors’ vulnerability to COVID-19 and all too aware of its devastating and life-threatening impact, the same cannot be said for individuals with intellectual disabilities, leaving them in harm’s way.   Inclusion Canada and its provincial and territorial associations have been raising the alarm and … Continued

Defending Rights – COVID and disability discrimination

Your “only” is my everything.  This saying has become something of a slogan for people with disabilities and their families in Canada throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It is popping up at the grassroots as people reclaim the value of life with a disability. When friends and neighbours say things like “Don’t worry, Coronavirus is usually … Continued

Institution Watch – March 2020 Newsletter

Practical solutions for exercising legal capacity and supports for decision making

Taking part in elections, opening a bank account, making health-related or reproductive decisions – these are aspects of daily life that many of us take for granted. Making decisions about our own lives and having those decisions heard and respected is a right that we expect. However, this right is often not extended to people … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: MAiD Bill violates equality rights of people with disabilities

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 28, 2020 TORONTO, ON – On Monday, February 24th, Attorney General David Lametti tabled amendments to Canada’s medical assistance in dying legislation. He was supported by the Ministers of Health and Disability Inclusion. The draft law, Bill C-7, would introduce a two track system allowing medical professionals to cause the death of … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Inclusion Canada urges Bill C-5 be inclusive of intellectual disability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 18, 2020 TORONTO, ON – Inclusion Canada urges policy makers to ensure that training for judges proposed in Bill C-5 is inclusive of people with intellectual disabilities, particularly women and girls, who are disproportionately targeted for sexual violence and often denied meaningful access to justice through the Canadian legal system. Bill C-5, An Act to amend the Judges … Continued