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Article 12 Solutions Lab – Framework for Design & Implementation

From September 2019 to March 2021, Inclusion Canada and IRIS worked on a project to support people with intellectual, cognitive, psychosocial, and mental health disabilities to have greater choice, power, and control in their lives. The project worked with self-advocates, families, government officials, indigenous community members, and many others to identify barriers to legal capacity … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: BUDGET 2022 DISABILITY INCLUSION ROUNDUP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2022 OTTAWA, ON – Disability inclusion made an appearance in Canada’s budget, released last week. While Inclusion Canada will continue to advocate for government to promptly and aggressively address the priorities of people with intellectual disabilities and their families, we are encouraged by commitments to employment, healthcare, and housing.   … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: FEDERAL BUDGET EXPANDS READY, WILLING AND ABLE ACROSS CANADA

For Immediate ReleaseApril 8, 2022 OTTAWA, ON – Federal Budget 2022 commits a $20 million investment to the Ready, Willing, and Able program (RWA). RWA is a national employment program jointly sponsored by Inclusion Canada and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) for persons with an intellectual disability or on the autism spectrum. This … Continued

Today is World Health Day!

Today is World Health Day. The World Health Organization is asking people and governments all over the world to take action towards becoming Well-Being Societies. Well-Being Societies prioritize human well-being, equity, and ecological sustainability. At Inclusion Canada, we’re thinking about how people with an intellectual disability and their families can be included in this vision … Continued

Article 12 Solutions Lab – My Life, My Decisions Facilitated Course

From September 2019 to March 2021, Inclusion Canada and IRIS worked on a project to support people with intellectual, cognitive, psychosocial, and mental health disabilities to have greater choice, power, and control in their lives. The project worked with self-advocates, families, government officials, indigenous community members, and many others to identify barriers to legal capacity … Continued

Letter: People with disabilities in Ukraine must be prioritized for humanitarian aid

March 1, 2022 Hon. Minister Mélanie Joly, P.C., M.P.Minister of Foreign AffairsGlobal Affairs Canada125 Sussex DriveOttawa, ON K1A 0G2 Hon. Minister Anita Anand, P.C., M.P.Minister of National Defence101 Colonel By DriveOttawa, ON K1A 0K2 Dear Ministers: As President of Inclusion Canada, I am writing regarding the recent conflict in Ukraine. We all have been shocked … Continued

11 Interesting Facts about the CRPD

Today, Inclusion Canada is celebrating the Golden Anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  Happy 11th birthday to the first comprehensive international human rights treaty of the 21st century.  We mark this occasion with 11 interesting facts of the CRPD. The CRPD has 8 guiding … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: ALLSTATE CANADA JOINS INCLUSION CANADA IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ABLEISM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2022 TORONTO, ON – Inclusion Canada is partnering with Allstate Insurance Company of Canada (“Allstate Canada”) to launch a public education campaign focused on ableism and how it impacts the lives of people with disabilities. “Ableism is the belief, and practice of the belief, that people who have … Continued

From One Ally to Another: (My thoughts on) how to join people with disabilities in their fight against ableism

Slow down. Slow down the pace of your work. Recognize that some people’s minds and bodies move slower. That others are putting energy into overcoming oppression or living in poverty. A fast pace, and quick deadline, can be ableist.  Catch yourself when you feel inspired. Are you inspired by what people with disabilities can do? … Continued

NOVA SCOTIA PREMIER CALLED ON TO HONOUR HIS PROMISE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021 HALIFAX, NS – People First Canada, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, and Inclusion Canada are calling on Nova Scotia’s Premier Tim Houston to honour the promise he made on October 7, 2021 to citizens with disabilities to “do the right thing.” The Premier promised his government … Continued