November 2020
Inclusion Canada appears before Justice Committee & Senate Committee on Legal Affairs about Bill C-7 Amendments

On November 10 + 23, Executive Vice-President Krista Carr appeared before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights and the Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, along with several national disability allies, to provide the disability community's perspective on amendments to Bill C-7 regarding medical assistance in dying. Inclusion Canada strongly recommends that government does not remove the safeguards from legislation which protect vulnerable populations from further devaluation in the healthcare system.

From a Family Lens: Inclusive Affordable Housing for People with Developmental Disabilities

There are over 100,000 people with developmental disabilities in Canada in need of inclusive affordable housing in their communities. Read one sibling's perspective about how Inclusion Canada's My Home My Community initiative is working to address this core area of need for people with an intellectual disability and their families across the country.

Inclusion Canada in Action
  • The Inclusion Canada Foundation is excited to announce that $139,638 was raised at the virtual Inspiring Inclusion Fundraising Event on November 4. Thank you to all of our generous donors for your continued support!

  • As part of our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion, Inclusion Canada staff participated in intersectional anti-oppression training to better understand how our work can reflect the diversity of experiences of all people in Canada.
Inclusion Canada appears before Supreme Court of Canada in access to justice case

On November 6, Inclusion Canada appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada as an intervener in R v. Slatter, in a critical case which raised the importance of equal access to justice for women with disabilities who are complainants in sexual assault cases in Canada. The Court unanimously overturned the Ontario Court of Appeal and reinstated the conviction, stating "over-reliance on generalities can perpetuate harmful myths and stereotypes about individuals with disabilities, which creates additional barriers for those seeking access to justice."

Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM)

Did you know that November 2020 is the 6th Annual Indigenous Disability Awareness Month? Inclusion Canada is proud to celebrate the many contributions that Indigenous people with a disability bring to our society everyday. We look forward to IDAM being a national event in 2021.

Upcoming Dates & Events
Dec 1 - Giving Tuesday
Dec 3 - International Day of People with Disabilities
Dec 6 - Inclusion Canada Annual General Meeting & launch of Inclusion Canada's 2021-2024 Strategic Plan
Dec 23-Jan 4 - Happy Holidays! Inclusion Canada Offices closed