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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

Learn About the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)

The Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a special savings plan designed for people with disabilities. It’s the first of its kind in the world. It is like a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) but with some big differences.

POSITION ON FINANCIAL SECURITY AND INCOME SUPPORT

Position Statement People with intellectual and developmental disabilities must have the income and resources they require; to meet their personal support and income needs in order to secure a standard of life comparable to Canadians without disabilities; and fully participate in all aspects of community. Where income support is required to assure income security, it … Continued

Inclusion Canada at the United Nations

The 16th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD (COSP16) took place June 13-15th 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, bringing together more than 120 country delegations and hundreds of national and international human rights institutions and civil society organizations to discuss progress on the implementation of the UN Convention … Continued

The Canada Disability Benefit: Inclusion Canada’s Consultation

The Canada Disability Benefit sends a clear message that we won’t let people with disabilities live without them anymore.

PRESS RELEASE: HERALDING CHANGE – PARLIAMENT APPROVES PIONEERING DISABILITY BENEFIT LEGISLATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2023 OTTAWA, ON – Parliament passed Bill C-22, establishing the first-ever Canada Disability Benefit. This historic move paves the way for increased financial security and a more inclusive life for millions of Canadians with disabilities. The transformative law begins to close a gaping hole in Canada’s social safety net, offering … Continued

Learn More about the Disability Tax Credit (DTC)

The Disability Tax Credit (or DTC for short) is a financial benefit.  It can help many people with a disability and their families.

PRESS RELEASE: HISTORIC HUMAN RIGHTS AGREEMENT FOR NOVA SCOTIANS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES & THEIR FAMILIES

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