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End of Life, Equality and Disability: A National Forum on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Livestream

10th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion

Inclusion Canada and People First of Canada (PFC), in collaboration with the Office for Disability Issues, Employment and Social Development Canada, hosted the 10th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion in Ottawa on December 2, 2019. This year’s theme was Why am I poor? Decreasing poverty & increasing opportunity for people with an intellectual disability. … Continued

Meet Aidan

Imagine getting your children ready for school in the morning. You make them breakfast, pack their lunch, and head out the door. You have every expectation that they will be happy and safe. But, what if your child has a disability and isn’t able to tell you about their day at school? Schools should be … Continued

Press Release: Open Letter from 65+ Disability Ally Organizations calls for Trudeau Government Appeal of Truchon and Gladu Ruling

TORONTO, ON – Over 65 disability allied organizations throughout the country have signed an open letter to Attorney General, Minister David Lametti, urging an appeal of the September 11 decision of the  Quebec Superior Court in the case of Truchon and Gladu.  The decision strikes down the reasonable foreseeability of natural death criterion, which requires … Continued

Jugement de la Cour supérieure du Québec dans l’affaire Truchon et Gladu : des intervenants réclament un pourvoi fondé sur les droits des personnes handicapées

4 Octobre, 2019 Honorable David Lametti, député fédéral, Procureur général du Canada Cc :  Très honorable Justin Trudeau, Premier Ministre, Chef du Parti libéral du Canada, honorable Carla Qualtrough, députée fédérale, ministre de l’Accessibilité, Parti libéral du Canada. Monsieur le Ministre, Objet:  Jugement de la Cour supérieure du Québec dans l’affaire Truchon et Gladu : … Continued

Advocates Call for Disability-Rights Based Appeal of the Quebec Superior Court’s Decision in Truchon & Gladu

4 October, 2019 Hon. David Lametti, MP. Attorney General Cc: Right Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Hon. Carla Qualtrough, MP. Minister of Accessibility, Liberal Party of Canada Dear Minister Lametti, Re: Advocates Call for Disability-Rights Based Appeal of the Quebec Superior Court’s Decision in Truchon & Gladu We, … Continued

BC Man’s Death a Cause for Concern – Medical Assistance in Dying Law Must be Clarified

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25th, 2019 ______________________________________________________ TORONTO, ON – Inclusion Canada is distressed to have learned of the death of Alan Nichols, a British Columbia man with a disability and mental illness who died with medical assistance despite, in his family’s view, being in a state of mental health crisis. Right now, doctors are able … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Valley View Centre Institution Closes and Residents Take Rightful Place in Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 24, 2019 MOOSE JAW, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA – Today, the last two residents of Valley View Centre moved into community. With their departure, the Government of Saskatchewan fulfills its commitment to close Valley View Centre, a commitment made nearly 7 years ago. Valley View Centre, an institution near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, … Continued

Why Safeguards are Crucial in Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Legislation

If you have been paying attention to the whirlwind of media popping up around Canada’s medical assistance in dying legislation this month, by now you’re probably very confused. On September 11th, the Quebec Superior Court released its decision of the Truchon & Gladu case, finding that the “reasonable foreseeability of natural death” criterion is unconstitutional … Continued

Helpful Resources: 2019 Federal Election and Inclusion

All Canadians have a right to participate in our democracy, regardless of ability. The next Canadian Federal Election is taking place October 21, 2019 and every Canadian of voting age has a right to participate. Under Article 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, everyone – including people with an intellectual disability … Continued