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15th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion

Save the Date – Registration opening soon! 15th Annual Federal Policy Forum on InclusionRoofs and Rights – Inclusive Housing Policy and People with Intellectual DisabilitiesHosted by Inclusion Canada & People First of Canada in collaboration with the Office for Disability Issues November 13 & 14, 2024 – via Zoom Webinar This year’s policy forum will … Continued

Strengthening Families – Family Leadership & Movement Development Series: A New National Initiative

“I have learned that my family is not alone.  I have gained a sense of community, support, and understanding I feel more hopeful for a truly inclusive life.” – New Brunswick series participant. A few years ago, Inclusion Canada engaged in a process of revitalization as a grassroots family advocacy federation, inclusive of individuals with … Continued

Advancing Accessible Communication for People with an Intellectual Disability

In 2019, the Government of Canada passed a new law called the Accessible Canada Act. There is also a plain language version of this law. The Accessible Canada Act’s goal is to create a country without barriers for all people – especially people with disabilities. The law applies to programs and services that the federal government controls. The … Continued

Invest in Women with a Disability!

Hi, my name’s Nada, and I’m studying Health Sciences at Western University. Right now, I’m working with Inclusion Canada to use what I’ve learned in my classes and get even better at it. This year, the UN is talking about “Invest in Women” for International Women’s Day. I want to talk about how women with … Continued

Highlights from the 14th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion

On November 21 & 22, 2022, Inclusion Canada and People First of Canada hosted their 14th federal policy forum on inclusion. Day 1 of the event was called Inclusion at Work. We explored youth employment and discussed the role of the national employment strategy in creating more inclusive career opportunities for people with an intellectual … Continued

Tracy Latimer: Now 30 Years Later

Tracy Latimer was killed 30 years ago today. Tracy was a vulnerable 12 year old girl who was killed by her father. In an act of discriminatory violence Robert Latimer sought to unburden Tracy of life with a disability. Canadians with disabilities were disturbed not only by Tracy’s murder and copycat crimes that followed it, … 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

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.

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.