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Category: Press Releases

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

PRESS RELEASE: INCLUSION CANADA URGES ALL PARTY SUPPORT FOR CANADA DISABILITY BENEFIT For Immediate Release June 30, 2021

OTTAWA, ON – On June 22, a historic bill was tabled by the Honourable Carla Qualtrough in Canada’s Parliament. Bill C-35, An Act to reduce poverty and to support the financial security of persons with disabilities, will introduce a Canada Disability Benefit to address the high rates of poverty experienced by people with a disability.   … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: Federal Budget 2021 – Some hope but there’s more work to be done

For Immediate ReleaseApril 20, 2021 OTTAWA, ON – People with intellectual disabilities and their families had high hopes for Federal Budget 2021. In last year’s Throne Speech, the government committed to address significant gaps in our social infrastructure by investing in disability inclusion across the lifespan. We were pleased to see that some investments in disability … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: New online hub offers free resources for inclusive hiring

For Immediate ReleaseApril 7, 2021 Toronto, ON – Inclusion Canada and the Canadian Autism Spectrum Disorder Association (CASDA) have launched “The Inclusive Workplace,” a free, bilingual online resource to support job seekers and employees who are on the autism spectrum or have an intellectual disability, businesses, and employment agencies.   “This holistic approach provides the resources and information needed … Continued