May 2021
Inclusion Canada and the Community Living Movement

In celebration of Community Living Month, we took a look back at some of Inclusion Canada's work since we were founded in 1958. From working to end institutionalization to advocating for inclusive education across the country, Inclusion Canada continues to work towards a Canada inclusive of all people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Check out our blog post for details!

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Inclusion Canada in Action
  • Inclusion Canada Director of Public & Legal Affairs, Kurt Goddard, presented  to incoming student leaders at the Pro Bono Students Canada's National Training Conference on the crucial distinction between legal information versus legal advice.

  • Over the course of May and June, Inclusion Canada staff are engaged in operations planning for 2021-2022. The Operations Plan guides Inclusion Canada's work over the course of the fiscal year in building an inclusive Canada.

  • Inclusion Canada, together with allied organizations, has submitted a brief to the UN Human Rights Committee outlining how Canada’s newly amended medical assistance in dying legislation violates the human rights of people with disabilities as protected in the The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

  • On April 29th, Inclusion Canada Director of Policy and Program Operations, Jeff Ferguson, presented, along with our consultants at BGM Strategy Group, to the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association's 53rd Annual Congress on Housing and Homelessness held virtually this year. The session focused on the work we have been doing on My Home My Community and specifically showcasing our three demonstrated pathways to creating affordable inclusive housing.
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Building Back Better: A Shared Agenda for COVID-19 Recovery

On Thursday, June 3 at 9:00am EST, Inclusion International will be hosting a webinar to launch their new report, "A Global Agenda for Inclusive Recovery." The report outlines member experiences of the pandemic and explains the actions government must take to better support people with an intellectual disability and their families.

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COVID-19 & disability resources page updated

Inclusion Canada has recently updated its COVID-19 & Disability Resources page to accurately reflect the needs of the disability community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The page provides current and accessible information about vaccines, government supports, mental health support for people with a disability and their families, plain language resources and guides, and more!

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