Publications

CCD keeps its members and others informed by publishing reports and newsletters.

Voice of Our Own

This quarterly newsletter updates the community on the activities of CCD and its member organizations.

August 20, 2018

OPEN LETTER URGES PRIME MINISTER TO MAKE GOOD ON HIS COMMITMENT TO THE RIGHT TO HOUSING

At a press conference in Ottawa advocates released an open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau signed by over 170 organizations and prominent Canadians urging the Prime Minister to make good on his commitment to the right to housing by enshrining that right in upcoming National Housing Strategy legislation. Read more.

August 2, 2018

Accessibility Legislation: What the Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada Heard

The Alliance summarized its findings in a report titled “Consulting Canadians about the New Federal Accessibility Law: Final Report", prepared by Djenana Jalovcic, Ph. D.  Read more.

January 15, 2018

#AllianceChat

The Alliance for an Inclusive and Accessible Canada will be hosting its fifth #AllianceChat in its series on Monday, January 15th, 2018 at 3 pm EST. Please note the new day and time!  During the chat, the Alliance will be discussing healthcare for Indigenous people with disabilities.  The Alliance is pleased to announce that Mr. Neil Belanger, Executive Director BCANDS (www.bcands.bc.ca) will be joining the chat.  To participate in the chat just go to Twitter and search for #AllianceChat and you can join through there.   Read more.

Chairperson's Update

In this monthly newsletter, CCD’s Chairperson shares information about the work undertaken by the National Council of Representatives, Committees, volunteers and staff.

November 28, 2018

CCD Election Results - 2nd Vice Chair

CCD Council has elected a new officer to the Executive Committee: John Rae as 2nd Vice Chair. Read more.

November 26, 2018

Supporting Recognition of ASL/LSQ by Canada

CCD fully supports Deaf Canadians’ call for ASL/LSQ to be recognized as official Canadian languages, because freedom of expression is a human right. Read more.

August 18, 2018

Staffing Change at Council of Canadians with Disabilities

There has been a staffing change at the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD). Read more.

CCD Weblog

November 12, 2018

Summary Note: Bill C-81 Parliamentary Study - Wednesday November 7, 2018

Please find a summary of the November 7, 2018 meeting of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA). Read more.

November 12, 2018

Summary Note: Bill C-81 Parliamentary Study - Thursday October 25, 2018

Please find a summary of the Parliamentary Committee study on Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act. Read more.

November 12, 2018

Summary Note: Bill C-81 Parliamentary Study - Wednesday October 24, 2018

Please find a summary of the Parliamentary Committee study on Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act. Read more.

Reports

February 14, 2017

COLLABORATION: THE KEY TO ACCESS AND INCLUSION

CCD is interested in developing an ongoing collaborative working relationship with Parks Canada that will support increased access and inclusion in all of Parks Canada's activities. Read more.

April 19, 2016

A Modernised Court Challenges Program of Canada: A perspective from the Council of Canadians with Disabilities

The Court Challenges Program of Canada (“CCPC”) is essential to ensure access to justice for persons with disabilities in accordance with article 12 and 13 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. If persons with disabilities do not have the means to access the courts, the rights to equality guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and in human rights legislation are hallow and meaningless. Read more.

January 29, 2016

CCD Submission to Special Joint Committee on Physician Assisted Dying

The Supreme Court of Canada in Carter emphasized that there needs to be a balanced system that both enables access by patients to physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia (PAD/VE), and protects persons who are vulnerable and may be induced to commit suicide. The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) strongly believes that a minimal but mandatory vulnerability assessments, an independent review process with prior authorization, along with Criminal Code protection of the vulnerable are essential for this purpose.  Read more.