New National Coordinator Joins Leading National Disability Rights Organization - CCD

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For Immediate Release | June 4, 2020

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) welcomes a new National Coordinator, Shari Hildred.  “I am sure that everyone joins me in welcoming Ms. Hildred to CCD,” states Jewelles Smith, CCD Chairperson.

Disability Advocates Call for Immediate Change to Hospital Policies Designating "Essential" Supports/Visitors following the Death of Ariis Knight

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For Immediate Release | May 5, 2020

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Disability Alliance British Columbia (DABC) are calling on all hospitals in every province and territory in Canada to immediately revise their policies designating “essential” supports/visitors to include personal support workers, healthcare aides and family members who can assist people with disabilities in communicating with healthcare providers. 

Supporting Mid-Career Workers with Disabilities through Community-building, Education, and Career-Progression Resources (MCWD) Project Update – March 2020

MCWD Project Background Information

The Challenge
Today’s changing labour market necessitates that all workers constantly adopt new roles and therefore, readily adapt in their careers. Yet to achieve such an adaptation requires a skill set that imbues an individual with career adaptive responses- i.e., the ability to see the need and know the tools needed for self-managing their career in the context of labour market volatility and changes.

COVID 19 Response Needs to Be Approached with a Disability Lens

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For Immediate Release | March 18, 2020

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) reminds all levels of government, community organizations and businesses responding to the COVID 19 crisis that all planning needs to be done using a human and disability rights lens to ensure that our country’s response does not leave anyone behind.

Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) Applauds PM’s Direction to Minister Qualtrough

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For Immediate Release | January 28, 2020

When crafting the Mandate Letter for the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, the Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau included several issues that have been high on the Council of Canadians with Disabilities’ priority list for many years.

CCD Part of Coalition Seeking to Intervene in Case Focused on Supports to Live in the Community

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) will be applying to intervene in a case at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal which raises issues of national importance affecting the fundamental human rights of persons with disabilities. CCD is collaborating in its proposed intervention with the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and People First of Canada (PFC) (together, “the Coalition”). The Coalition is seeking to intervene on the issue of the interpretation and application of the test for systemic discrimination.

Senate Committee Corrects Some Weaknesses in Bill C-81

May 4, 2019 | For Immediate Release

Ottawa to host meeting of the "Global Action on Disability" - CCD to attend as an observer

From April 29 – May 1, 2019 Canada’s Minister for International Development, Maryam Monsef, will host an International Conference focusing on the situation of people with disabilities in developing countries.  

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