Category: Blog

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.

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.

Volunteering with an Intellectual Disability

It’s National Volunteer Week! This blog is about the highs and lows of volunteering as a person with an intellectual disability. There are quotes from a self-advocate named Michael from British Columbia and a family member named Evelyn from New Brunswick. Evelyn McNulty’s daughter Lily has volunteered in her community for most of her life. … Continued

Remembering Sophia

Sophia was confident. She knew exactly what she needed to live well. That is an affordable, smoke and chemical free home to accommodate her recognized disability: Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS). There is no cure for MCS. MCS is managed by limiting exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Sophia was persistent. She asked for help again … Continued

Championing Inclusion: Let’s Make Budget 2023 Work for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families

Inclusion Canada made recommendations to the Government of Canada for Federal Budget 2023. The federal budget tells us what initiatives and programs the government plans to spend money on in the coming year. It is important that we provide our community’s priorities. Federal Budget 2023 will come out next month. Inclusion Canada’s recommendations were chosen … Continued

Highlights from the 13th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion

On November 28, 2022, Inclusion Canada and People First of Canada hosted their 13th federal policy forum on inclusion. This year’s event was called Demanding Better: How the Disability Inclusion Action Plan could change the lives of people with an intellectual/developmental disability. The full day event explored the 4 pillars of Canada’s Disability Inclusion Action … Continued