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PRESS RELEASE: PARLIAMENT RETURNS TO DEBATE BILL C-22 – THE CANADA DISABILITY BENEFIT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, September 20, 2022 OTTAWA, ON – On September 20 Members of Parliament return to the House of Commons to begin debate on the Second Reading of Bill C-22, An Act to reduce poverty and to support the financial security of persons with disabilities by establishing the Canada disability benefit. This historic legislation aims to … Continued

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Making the Employment Equity Act review work for you

Only 6% of survey respondents agreed that the Employment Equity Act has made a big difference in people with an intellectual disability getting and keeping good jobs. The Employment Equity Act is a law that aims to make jobs opportunities and workplaces fairer. It focuses on people with disabilities, women, indigenous people, and members of … Continued

INCLUSION CANADA DEMANDS ACTION IN ALARMING GROUP HOME SEXUAL ABUSE THAT SPANS YEARS

Toronto, ON – Inclusion Canada is following the case of Brent Gabona, who today appears before the Saskatchewan Provincial Court. Gabona is accused of sexually assaulting multiple people with intellectual disabilities, including Darryl Boguski, over a 17 year period while employed at Shepherd’s Villa, a Saskatchewan group home where the individuals lived. “We expect nothing … Continued

The Fight Continues: The Potential Expansion of Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation

On March 17, 2021, the lives of people with disabilities in Canada changed forever, when Canada made it legal to receive Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) based on disability. MAiD on the basis of disability continues to be a leading topic for debate in Canada as the Special Joint Committee on MAiD reviews the recent … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: CANADIAN DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS HOST EVENT AT UNITED NATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, June 17, 2022 New York, New York – On Thursday, June 16, Inclusion Canada joined disability partners Inclusion International and ARCH Disability Law Centre in hosting a side session at the 15th United Nations Conference of State Parties (COSP) on the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). “Canary in a Coalmine: … Continued

Doing my part: How to make digital content accessible

Happy National AccessAbility Week! Although I’ve been working in the disability and inclusion space for almost 8 years, I’m always learning new ways to make my writing more accessible and inclusive. Here are my top 5 tips! Plan for accessibility from the start. Trying to fix issues later is almost always more time consuming, expensive, … Continued

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