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Category: Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: SCAM ALERT: Warning of Fake Emails from Scammers Posing as Ready, Willing & Able Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2022 Toronto, ON – Autism Alliance of Canada and Inclusion Canada are advising the public to be aware of an e-mail phishing scam in which individuals posing as Ready, Willing & Able (RWA) staff attempt to collect confidential and personal information. RWA is a national employment program for persons on … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Discriminatory Disaster: Inclusion Canada Calls for Repeal of MAiD for Mental Illness and C-7 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, December 15th, 2022 Ottawa, ON – Inclusion Canada, the national organization for people with an intellectual disability and their families, supports the government’s decision to delay the legalization of MAiD for mental illness. However, they believe that more needs to be done to address the discriminatory nature of the law. The organization … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: “New Brunswick Makes History with Supported Decision-Making and Representation Act”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, December 16th, 2022 FREDERICTON, NB – Inclusion Canada and Inclusion New Brunswick are celebrating the passage of a historic new law, the Supported Decision-Making and Representation Act, which received Royal Assent today. This transformative law will empower people with intellectual disabilities to make their own decisions through supported decision making.  New Brunswick is now one of … Continued

Statement on Mischaracterization of Inclusion Canada

Recently, Inclusion Canada has been mis-characterized as anti-choice and as a religious organization.  Inclusion Canada has accredited status as a Disabled Persons Organization or DPO. Disabled Persons Organizations are representative organizations. The majority of our board are people with intellectual disabilities and the family members of people with intellectual disabilities. These are the people who … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: PARLIAMENT RETURNS TO DEBATE BILL C-22 – THE CANADA DISABILITY BENEFIT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, September 20, 2022 OTTAWA, ON – On September 20 Members of Parliament return to the House of Commons to begin debate on the Second Reading of Bill C-22, An Act to reduce poverty and to support the financial security of persons with disabilities by establishing the Canada disability benefit. This historic legislation aims to … Continued

INCLUSION CANADA DEMANDS ACTION IN ALARMING GROUP HOME SEXUAL ABUSE THAT SPANS YEARS

Toronto, ON – Inclusion Canada is following the case of Brent Gabona, who today appears before the Saskatchewan Provincial Court. Gabona is accused of sexually assaulting multiple people with intellectual disabilities, including Darryl Boguski, over a 17 year period while employed at Shepherd’s Villa, a Saskatchewan group home where the individuals lived. “We expect nothing … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: CANADIAN DISABILITY ORGANIZATIONS HOST EVENT AT UNITED NATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, June 17, 2022 New York, New York – On Thursday, June 16, Inclusion Canada joined disability partners Inclusion International and ARCH Disability Law Centre in hosting a side session at the 15th United Nations Conference of State Parties (COSP) on the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). “Canary in a Coalmine: … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: BUDGET 2022 DISABILITY INCLUSION ROUNDUP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2022 OTTAWA, ON – Disability inclusion made an appearance in Canada’s budget, released last week. While Inclusion Canada will continue to advocate for government to promptly and aggressively address the priorities of people with intellectual disabilities and their families, we are encouraged by commitments to employment, healthcare, and housing.   … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: FEDERAL BUDGET EXPANDS READY, WILLING AND ABLE ACROSS CANADA

For Immediate ReleaseApril 8, 2022 OTTAWA, ON – Federal Budget 2022 commits a $20 million investment to the Ready, Willing, and Able program (RWA). RWA is a national employment program jointly sponsored by Inclusion Canada and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Alliance (CASDA) for persons with an intellectual disability or on the autism spectrum. This … Continued

Letter: People with disabilities in Ukraine must be prioritized for humanitarian aid

March 1, 2022 Hon. Minister Mélanie Joly, P.C., M.P.Minister of Foreign AffairsGlobal Affairs Canada125 Sussex DriveOttawa, ON K1A 0G2 Hon. Minister Anita Anand, P.C., M.P.Minister of National Defence101 Colonel By DriveOttawa, ON K1A 0K2 Dear Ministers: As President of Inclusion Canada, I am writing regarding the recent conflict in Ukraine. We all have been shocked … Continued