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For Immediate ReleaseWednesday, April 26, 2023 Halifax, NS: Inclusion Canada celebrates the Nova Scotia government’s commitment today to address human rights violations against people with disabilities. The government has agreed to recommendations from the Independent Expert Review Report, endorsed by the NS Disability Rights Coalition (DRC), which forms the foundation of the Agreement for a … Continued

Volunteering with an Intellectual Disability

It’s National Volunteer Week! This blog is about the highs and lows of volunteering as a person with an intellectual disability. There are quotes from a self-advocate named Michael from British Columbia and a family member named Evelyn from New Brunswick. Evelyn McNulty’s daughter Lily has volunteered in her community for most of her life. … Continued


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 29, 2023  OTTAWA, ON – Inclusion Canada is encouraged to see the federal government prioritize disability inclusion throughout Budget 2023. Some victories are obvious, and others are a bit more nuanced. “While some elements of the budget are promising, far too many people with intellectual disabilities are living in dire poverty” says Robin … Continued

Remembering Sophia

Sophia was confident. She knew exactly what she needed to live well. That is an affordable, smoke and chemical free home to accommodate her recognized disability: Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). There is no cure for MCS. MCS is managed by limiting exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Sophia was persistent. She asked for help again … Continued

Press Release: Surprise, Surprise – Harmful Committee Work leads to Harmful Report on MAiD 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 16, 2023 Ottawa, ON – Inclusion Canada has received and reviewed the final report of the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying (AMAD). It can’t be sugar coated – people with disabilities and their allies were ignored. We asked for equality-preserving changes to the law; MPs and Senators decided they knew … Continued

Championing Inclusion: Let’s Make Budget 2023 Work for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families

Inclusion Canada made recommendations to the Government of Canada for Federal Budget 2023. The federal budget tells us what initiatives and programs the government plans to spend money on in the coming year. It is important that we provide our community’s priorities. Federal Budget 2023 will come out next month. Inclusion Canada’s recommendations were chosen … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: SCAM ALERT: Warning of Fake Emails from Scammers Posing as Ready, Willing & Able Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2022 Toronto, ON – Autism Alliance of Canada and Inclusion Canada are advising the public to be aware of an e-mail phishing scam in which individuals posing as Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) staff attempt to collect confidential and personal information. RWA is a national employment program for persons on … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Discriminatory Disaster: Inclusion Canada Calls for Repeal of MAiD for Mental Illness and C-7 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, December 15th, 2022 Ottawa, ON – Inclusion Canada, the national organization for people with an intellectual disability and their families, supports the government’s decision to delay the legalization of MAiD for mental illness. However, they believe that more needs to be done to address the discriminatory nature of the law. The organization … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: “New Brunswick Makes History with Supported Decision-Making and Representation Act”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, December 16th, 2022 FREDERICTON, NB – Inclusion Canada and Inclusion New Brunswick are celebrating the passage of a historic new law, the Supported Decision-Making and Representation Act, which received Royal Assent today. This transformative law will empower people with intellectual disabilities to make their own decisions through supported decision making.  New Brunswick is now one of … Continued

Highlights from the 13th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion

On November 28, 2022, Inclusion Canada and People First of Canada hosted their 13th federal policy forum on inclusion. This year’s event was called Demanding Better: How the Disability Inclusion Action Plan could change the lives of people with an intellectual/developmental disability. The full day event explored the 4 pillars of Canada’s Disability Inclusion Action … Continued