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Committee Recommends an Indefinite Delay to MAiD for Mental Illness; Inclusion Canada Wants the Sunset Clause Repealed Altogether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

Highlights from the 14th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion

On November 21 & 22, 2022, Inclusion Canada and People First of Canada hosted their 14th federal policy forum on inclusion. Day 1 of the event was called Inclusion at Work. We explored youth employment and discussed the role of the national employment strategy in creating more inclusive career opportunities for people with an intellectual … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: INCLUSION CANADA APPLAUDS NOVA SCOTIA’S HISTORIC APOLOGY AND URGES NATIONAL ACTION ON DISABILITY RIGHTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, November 7, 2023 Halifax, NS – In a momentous occasion for the advancement of disability rights, Inclusion Canada lauds Premier Tim Houston’s profound apology to the disability community in Nova Scotia. This heartfelt apology, made at the ‘Rebuilding HOPE Conference’, marks a turning point in the province’s commitment to inclusion and respect … Continued

Tracy Latimer: Now 30 Years Later

Tracy Latimer was killed 30 years ago today. Tracy was a vulnerable 12 year old girl who was killed by her father. In an act of discriminatory violence Robert Latimer sought to unburden Tracy of life with a disability. Canadians with disabilities were disturbed not only by Tracy’s murder and copycat crimes that followed it, … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: INCLUSION CANADA DEMANDS FOR MAXIMUM SENTENCING IN PROLONGED GROUP HOME SEXUAL ABUSE CASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, OCTOBER 13, 2023 TORONTO, ON – Inclusion Canada responds to this week’s sentencing hearing in Rosthern, Saskatchewan for Brent Gabona, a former special care home worker who pled guilty to sexually abusing vulnerable residents over a 17-year period.  The grievous acts committed at Shepherd’s Villa are profoundly disturbing and cannot be tolerated. … Continued

Registration Open! 14th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion

Hosted by Inclusion Canada & People First of Canada in collaboration with the Office for Disability Issues. Virtual Event via Zoom Webinar Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 12pm-4:30pm EasternWednesday, November 22, 2023, 12pm-4:30pm Eastern This year’s policy forum will focus on inclusive employment and access to justice. On day 1, we will explore youth employment, and … Continued

It’s World Mental Health Day!

Hi, my name is Brooklin! I am studying Health Science and Biology at Western University. I am doing a practicum with Inclusion Canada for my first term! This means I am working with Inclusion Canada to gain practical skills and knowledge related to my field of study. In this blog post, I will share my … Continued

Ways to make your community more welcoming and inclusive: Advice from people with an intellectual disability – Toolkit now available!

This document is for people who want make their communities more welcoming and inclusive. Inclusion Canada and people with an intellectual disability (self-advocates) created this document together.  We share ideas about how to include people at work, at school, at home, and in the community. The document has advice directly from self-advocates.  We ask questions … Continued