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Category: Press Releases

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

PRESS RELEASE: ALLSTATE CANADA JOINS INCLUSION CANADA IN THE FIGHT AGAINST ABLEISM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2022 TORONTO, ON – Inclusion Canada is partnering with Allstate Insurance Company of Canada (“Allstate Canada”) to launch a public education campaign focused on ableism and how it impacts the lives of people with disabilities. “Ableism is the belief, and practice of the belief, that people who have … Continued

NOVA SCOTIA PREMIER CALLED ON TO HONOUR HIS PROMISE TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2021 HALIFAX, NS – People First Canada, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, and Inclusion Canada are calling on Nova Scotia’s Premier Tim Houston to honour the promise he made on October 7, 2021 to citizens with disabilities to “do the right thing.” The Premier promised his government … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: SIGNIFICANT VICTORY FOR NOVA SCOTIANS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2021 HALIFAX, NS: Today, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has paved the road to addressing the human rights of thousands of Nova Scotians with disabilities who continue to languish in institutions or in community without support. This ruling sent a powerful message that there are fundamental systemic barriers … Continued

Our Take – a webinar series hosted by Inclusion Canada 

About the Series Our work at Inclusion Canada is guided by our shared belief in the values of inclusion, equality, diversity, and courage to act. Our position statements: Tell people about the issues that matter to us Clearly explain our view on these issues Describe the change we want to see We want to share … Continued