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CCD Concurs: Add Anti-Racism Pillar to Canada Health Act

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For Immediate Release | November 13, 2020

MacLean Case, a Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Case

On 20 June 2019, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (“CCD”) along with the Canadian Association for Community Living (“CACL”), and People First Canada (“PFC”) were granted leave to intervene at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in a case involving the right of persons with disabilities to live in their community with supports.  The coalition of national organizations will be presenting their oral legal arguments at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in November 2020 (subject to any restrictions relating to the pandemic).

Mid-Career Workers with Disabilities Survey

We are Seeking Participants!

If you’re in the middle of your working career and have a disability, you’re invited to complete this survey. Your views are very important!  This survey is a part of our project entitled, “Supporting mid-career workers with disabilities through community building, education and career-progression resources”. Participation in this survey is voluntary and it will take about 15 minutes. There is a consent form for the survey.

COUNCIL OF CANADIANS WITH DISABILITIES DENOUNCES TRUDEAU GOVERNMENT'S RE-INTRODUCTION OF UNAMMENDED BILL C-7 ON MEDICAL AID IN DYING AS "HEAD-IN-THE SAND MENTALITY" THAT ENDANGERS THE LIVES OF CANADIANS WITH DISABILITIES

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Winnipeg – October 5, 2020 – The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), a national disability rights organization, is vehemently denouncing the Trudeau government’s re-introduction of Bill C-7, a bill which extends access to Medical Aid in Dying to people who are experiencing intolerable suffering as a result of illness or disability, but whose death is not reasonably foreseeable. The bill was first introduced in early February, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada.

CCD Calls for Co-Creation of Solution to Address Anti-Indigenous Oppression in Health Care and Beyond

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For Immediate Release | October 6, 2020

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) seeks to honour Joyce Echaquan, an Atikamekw woman, by pledging to serve as an ally supporting the long overdue work needed to remedy systemic anti-Indigenous racism and oppression, which is the result of Canadian colonialism and white supremacy.  As an ally, CCD urges all Canadians, and particularly Canadian leaders at all levels, to do their part to address anti-Indigenous oppression.

Nothing About Us Without Us - Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) Looking Forward to Working on Disability Commitments in Throne Speech

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For Immediate Release | September 23, 2020

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) finds that the Liberal Government used a disability lens when developing its national work plan outlined in the September 23rd Throne Speech, including measures to address some of the concerns of people with disabilities.

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities Supports Quebecer, Jonathan Marchand, as he brings his cage in front of the National Assembly in Quebec to obtain his and his friends' release from long-term care facilities

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | AUGUST 12, 2020

WINNIPEG – The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), a national disability rights organization, is expressing its support for 43-year-old Jonathan Marchand as he begins a protest to obtain his and his friends’ release from long-term care facilities in Quebec.

CCD Announces New Executive Committee

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For Immediate Release | July 10, 2020

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), a national organization working for an accessible and inclusive Canada, is proud to announce the Executive Committee for 2020-22 that was elected by CCD’s member organizations:

COVID-19 AND LACK OF SUPPORT TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

June 11, 2020

To: Members of Parliament

RE: COVID-19 AND LACK OF SUPPORT TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

June 10, 2020 marked a disappointing day for Canadians with disabilities. Finally, government put forward financial relief for Canadians with disabilities only to have the bill fail on the floor. Once again, Canadians with disabilities have been further marginalized in receiving necessary COVID-19 financial relief support.

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