Claiming the right to housing and the rights of persons with disabilities to community inclusion

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), National Right to Housing Network (NHRN) and Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) are inviting you to join us for a webinar in honour of International Human Rights Day on: “Claiming the right to housing and  the rights of persons with disabilities to community inclusion” via Zoom at 1pm ET on Thursday, December 10th.

Register here.

Housing is a human right under international human rights law, and it is now recognized under the National Housing Strategy Act (NHSA). This legislation commits to the realization of the right to housing as it is defined under international law and aims to address the systemic issues faced by vulnerable groups in accessing and retaining housing. People living with disabilities are one of the groups most widely denied their right to housing, which, under international law, includes the right to in-home, residential and other community support services.  In addition, much of the affordable housing stock falls below accessibility standards.

Across the country, persons with disabilities are claiming the right to community inclusion and supportive living. Currently, a significant human rights case is currently being appealed in Nova Scotia over discriminatory government policies in relation to the institutionalization and failure to provide meaningful access to community inclusion  for people with  disabilities.

Meanwhile, others are exploring what the right to housing means under international human rights law and the National Housing Strategy Act. 

Join this discussion with experts Claire McNeil, Vince Calderhead, Vicky Levack, and Jewelles Smith on December 10, Human Rights Day, from 1pm to 2.30 pm ET to explore the right to community inclusion and the right to housing and how it is being exercised to protect the rights of persons with disabilities. 

Translation will be available in French for this event. 

Translation will be available in CART captioning for the event.

If you require American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, please indicate on the registration form by 12 pm EST on Wednesday, December 9th. 

We look forward to your participation.