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Meaningful Participation: What it is, and who it’s for

Last Fall I had the pleasure of hosting a discussion with a group of families. We talked about how the government can make communication more accessible to people with an intellectual disability and their families. We talked about using clear, simple language. We talked about offering information in multiple formats like video, audio, and Easy … Continued

15th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion

Save the Date – Registration opening soon! 15th Annual Federal Policy Forum on InclusionRoofs and Rights – Inclusive Housing Policy and People with Intellectual DisabilitiesHosted by Inclusion Canada & People First of Canada in collaboration with the Office for Disability Issues November 13 & 14, 2024 – via Zoom Webinar This year’s policy forum will … Continued

Strengthening Families – Family Leadership & Movement Development Series: A New National Initiative

“I have learned that my family is not alone.  I have gained a sense of community, support, and understanding I feel more hopeful for a truly inclusive life.” – New Brunswick series participant. A few years ago, Inclusion Canada engaged in a process of revitalization as a grassroots family advocacy federation, inclusive of individuals with … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Budget 2024 Disappoints – Major Shortfalls in Canada Disability Benefit Funding & Eligibility

For Immediate ReleaseApril 17, 2024 OTTAWA, ON – Inclusion Canada expresses profound disappointment over the inadequate funding allocated to the Canada Disability Benefit (CDB) in Budget 2024. The announced funding falls far short of what is necessary to fulfill the program’s primary objective: lifting people with disabilities out of poverty. Budget 2024 announced funding of $6.1 … Continued

Invest in Women with a Disability!

Hi, my name’s Nada, and I’m studying Health Sciences at Western University. Right now, I’m working with Inclusion Canada to use what I’ve learned in my classes and get even better at it. This year, the UN is talking about “Invest in Women” for International Women’s Day. I want to talk about how women with … Continued

Statement on the passing of the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, P.C., C.C., G.O.Q.

March 1, 2024 Inclusion Canada was saddened to learn of the passing of Canada’s 18th Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon Brian Mulroney. Mr. Mulroney leaves behind a legacy of numerous accomplishments, many of which will be thoroughly examined and discussed in the coming days to honour his significant contributions to our nation’s development. Amidst these … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: WITH BILL C-62 PASSED, INCLUSION CANADA CALLS FOR FURTHER CHANGE TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING LAW

For Immediate ReleaseThursday, February 29, 2024 Inclusion Canada, the national organization of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families, is calling for further change to Canada’s medical assistance in dying (MAiD) law now that Bill C-62 has passed. Bill C-62 was passed by the Senate on February 29th, and will soon receive Royal Assent. Through … Continued

ORGANIZATIONS CALL FOR SWIFT PASSAGE OF BILL C-62 WITH ONE KEY AMENDMENT: FULL REPEAL OF THE “SUNSET CLAUSE”

For Immediate ReleaseFriday, February 23, 2024 OTTAWA, ON – At a press conference at the National Press Gallery, Inclusion Canada, joined by representatives from ARCH Disability Law Centre, DAWN Canada, and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, called for an indefinite delay to the legalization of medical assistance in dying (MAiD) for those with a mental … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Parliamentary Committee Recommends an Indefinite Delay to MAiD for Mental Illness; Inclusion Canada Wants the Sunset Clause Repealed Altogether

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, January 30, 2024 TORONTO, ON – Government officials have indicated that doctor-assisted suicide for people whose sole underlying medical condition is a mental illness will not become legal on March 17th, 2024. Inclusion Canada, the national organization for people with an intellectual disability, demands a full repeal of the ‘sunset clause,’ which sets … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: INCLUSION CANADA DEMANDS JUSTICE IN LIGHT OF INADEQUATE SENTENCING IN BRENT GABONA CASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, January 26, 2024 TORONTO, ON – Wednesday’s sentencing in the Brent Gabona case highlights systemic issues with congregate care and the need for stronger protective measures for individuals with intellectual disabilities living in those settings. Inclusion Canada, the national organization advancing human rights for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families, expresses … Continued