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.

March 31, 2017

Special Edition: Giving A Voice To Children's Rights

To encourage the discussion, CCD, in its role as secretariat for the CRPD shadow reporting process, will publish a series of blog posts to create awareness about how the Committee's review of Canada can serve to reduce barriers and improve inclusion in Canada.  Read more.

March 30, 2017

Special Edition: Phyllis Fehr to Represent People with Dementia at the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

To encourage the discussion, CCD, in its role as secretariat for the CRPD shadow reporting process, will publish a series of blog posts to create awareness about how the Committee's review of Canada can serve to reduce barriers and improve inclusion in Canada.  Read more.

March 28, 2017

Special Edition: Telling Our Own Story

To encourage the discussion, CCD, in its role as secretariat for the CRPD shadow reporting process, will publish a series of blog posts to create awareness about how the Committee's review of Canada can serve to reduce barriers and improve inclusion in Canada. 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.

CCD Weblog

April 4, 2017

Geneva, April 4th, 2017

If you were observing the session yesterday either via the live feed or through twitter updates, you will see that the UN CRPD Committee put numerous very concerning questions to Canada. It was fascinating to observe first hand and to participate in. Read more.

April 3, 2017

April 3rd, 2017 - Geneva

Although we have much that intersects and rises to the top as issues of concern for people with disabilities in Canada, we each have very particular points we have traveled far to bring to the attention of the CRPD Committee, and each one hopes to have an opportunity to express these issues—it is not an easy task to move us forward to consensus. I believe we can all agree that too often, people with disabilities do not have an opportunity to express their concerns in a way that will be heard, and this is an important opportunity to do this.  Read more.

March 31, 2017

Q & A with CRPD Shadow Report Committee Member Frank Folino

Frank will meet with the CRPD Committee to increase awareness of the issues that he elaborates on in this Q & A. 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.