Position Statement People with intellectual and developmental disabilities must have the income and resources they require; to meet their personal support and income needs in order to secure a standard of life comparable to Canadians without disabilities; and fully participate in all aspects of community. Where income support is required to assure income security, it … Continued

13th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion – Demanding Better: How the Disability Inclusion Action Plan could change the lives of people with an intellectual/developmental disability

Hosted by Inclusion Canada & People First of Canada in collaboration with Office for Disability Issues, Employment and Social Development Canada November 28th, 2022 – Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Ontario (in-person event) Canada’s federal government is working on our country’s first Disability Inclusion Action Plan. The Plan’s 4 pillars explore areas that deeply impact the lives of … Continued

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From One Ally to Another: (My thoughts on) how to join people with disabilities in their fight against ableism

Slow down. Slow down the pace of your work. Recognize that some people’s minds and bodies move slower. That others are putting energy into overcoming oppression or living in poverty. A fast pace, and quick deadline, can be ableist.  Catch yourself when you feel inspired. Are you inspired by what people with disabilities can do? … Continued

12th Annual Policy Forum for Inclusion Recap

Please note: below is a detailed summary of the 12th Annual Federal Policy Forum for Inclusion. You can find links to all of the presentations here. Introduction On November 30th and December 1st, Inclusion Canada and People First of Canada (PFC) hosted the 12th Annual Federal Policy Forum for Inclusion. The theme for this year’s … Continued

Call for Submissions from Creators and Advocates with Disabilities in Canada

How did the This is Ableism project come to be?  Earlier this year, we hosted a focus group on ableism and Article 8 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. A diverse group of people with disabilities told us about their priorities for a public education campaign on ableism. Their feedback is the … Continued

12th Annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion – Right at Home: Advancing Article 19 – The Right to Live in Community

Hosted by Inclusion Canada & People First of Canada in collaboration with Office for Disability Issues, Employment and Social Development Canada November 30 & December 1, 2021 – via Zoom Webinar The COVID-19 pandemic shed light on the dangers of congregate care and institutional living in Canada. People with an intellectual disability have been put … Continued

Legal Capacity: Tools for you, your family, and your community

Think about the last time you visited the bank. Did the banker let you withdraw the money you wanted?  What about your last visit to the doctor’s office? Did the doctor listen to what you had to say? Did they talk to you directly?  Did they give you choices and respect your decisions?   Would it be hurtful and upsetting if people ignored you, or assumed … Continued

PRESS RELEASE: UN experts challenge Canada over human rights violations in Bill C-7

FOR IMMEIDATE RELEASEFebruary 9th, 2021 OTTAWA, ON – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, and the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights have sent a formal letter to the Canadian government identifying the human rights … Continued

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