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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

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

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

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

12th Annual Policy Forum for Inclusion Recap

Please note: below is a detailed summary of the 12th Annual Federal Policy Forum for Inclusion. You can find links to all of the presentations here. Introduction On November 30th and December 1st, Inclusion Canada and People First of Canada (PFC) hosted the 12th Annual Federal Policy Forum for Inclusion. The theme for this year’s … Continued

Employment in the COVID context – People with disabilities rise to the occasion

COVID-19 created new barriers to employment for people with disabilities. Many people lost their jobs. Some businesses that employ people with disabilities closed. Others had to cut back on hours or workers. Employment agencies couldn’t make connections or provide job supports in their traditional ways.      Despite all the challenges of COVID-19, people with disabilities have shown their determination and commitment to being part of the workforce. Creativity and innovation are part of making this happen.   COVID-19 has meant learning to do things differently.   Employment agencies found new ways … Continued

October 10 – World Mental Health Day

Oct 10th, is World Mental Health Day. The World Health Organization’s slogan for the day is “Mental health care for all: let’s make it a reality.” We couldn’t agree more. In fact, access to healthcare is a priority area in Inclusion Canada’s 2021-2024 strategic plan. Why? People with intellectual disabilities and their families are experiencing … Continued

Federal Election 2021 – Your Voice Matters

On September 20, 2021, Canada will have a federal election. 22% of people in Canada over the age of 15 have a disability. Despite this, disability issues rarely get much attention during elections. Together, we can change that. On Tuesday, September 7th a group of 25 disability organizations (the pan-Canadian Disability Coalition) organized the first-ever … Continued

Pathways to Homeownership – New resources coming soon

During the COVID-19 pandemic, My Home My Community (MHMC) has been busy creating helpful new tools for families. Soon we will have some exciting resources coming your way. In 2020, MHMC got funding from the federal government’s Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The Pathways to Homeownership project demonstrates inclusive models of homeownership and creates resources to help … Continued