Category: Human Rights

Overlooked again: Residential visiting policies & people with developmental disabilities

There has been lots of discussion over the past few months about the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations. Seniors living in congregate settings like long-term care homes have received particular attention. When the pandemic began many of these residential settings introduced strict lockdowns, restricting families from visiting their loved ones in an effort to … Continued

Human rights violations and systemic discrimination against people with an intellectual disability persist in Canada and around the world – despite Canada and over 150 other State Parties having ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

We are dedicated to attaining full participation in community life by advancing human rights to ensure equality for all Canadians.

Joint Submission by CACL, Inclusion International, and the International Disability Alliance on Canada, 61st Session of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
CACL - National Report Card 2012
CACL - National Report Card 2011
People with an intellectual disability have access to quality healthcare, including mental health services, on an equal basic with other free from bias and discrimination.

Our Objectives for 2024

  • Successfully influence the review of Canada’s medical assistance in dying legislation to protect the rights of people with disabilities.
  • Identify and promote solutions to address the inequities, experienced by people with an intellectual disability and their families in accessing healthcare during the pandemic.
  • Proactively work with partners to advance access to mental health services for people with an intellectual disability and their families.
News and resources from the Vulnerable Persons Standard
Monitoring Matters - Vulnerable Persons Standard
Discussion Paper and Draft Position Statements of Issues of Assisted Suicide and Genetic and Testing Technologies
Must Medical Practitioners Refer for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Under Canada’s Newly Amended Assisted Dying Legislation? A Statement of Principle Grounded in Disability Rights.
Bill C-7 through a Disability Lens
Proposed Amendments to Bill C-7 to Protect the Equality Rights of People with Disability
Voices from the Margins - Perspectives on MAiD from the Disability Community
Nicolas Rouleau - End of Life, Equality and Disability Forum Speech
Nicolas Rouleau - End of Life, Equality and Disability Forum Transcript

An Amendment to Ensure the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Bill C-7 (French version available here)

Letter: Concern with Expert Panel Composition