Gathering Momentum for An Inclusive Workplace

On June 1, 2021, the Council of Canadians with Disabilities co-hosted and participated in a roundtable discussion on "The Role of Innovative Technologies in Recruiting and Increasing Retention of Employees with Disabilities" with Facebook and Inclusion Canada. The event featured a keynote address by the Hon.

The Wait Continues for a National Disability Benefit, CCD States after Release of Budget 2021

April 20, 2021 - The Government of Canada did not forget people with disabilities in Budget 2021, including measures to improve our socio-economic position.  The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) notes some of its longstanding recommendations were addressed. 

CCD Disappointed by House of Commons Yes Vote on Bill C-7 (Medical Aid in Dying)

March 12, 2021 | For Immediate Distribution

Yesterday, while the Federal Government was noting the 11th anniversary of Canada’s signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the House of Commons passed Bill C-7 thereby making Medical Aid in Dying (MAID) available to healthy people with disabilities.  In contrast, other Canadians are offered suicide prevention.

Jewelles Smith Welcomed to CCD Staff

Today, Roxana Jahani Aval, Chairperson, and Shari Hildred, National Coordinator, announced that Jewelles Smith (jewelles@ccdonline.ca) has joined the staff of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) as the organization’s first Communications and Government Relations Coordinator.  The Communications and Government Relations Coordinator is responsible for CCD’s related objectives in the general categories of monitoring, relationship management, communication and coordination.

Victims and Survivors of Crime Week 2020: Video Now Available

On November 27, 2020, IRIS and Warriors Against Violence Society hosted an event for Victims & Survivors of Crime Week entitled: Access to Justice for Indigenous, Racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ people with disabilities. There were over 150 attendees!

Disability Rights Online

During the first two weeks of December, we have the opportunity to learn a lot about human rights, with the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities falling on December 3rd and December 10th being International Human Rights Day.  If the conversations that were begun on December 3rd and December 10th , sparked your interest in learning more about human rights, as viewed through a disability rights lens, you should check out the Disability Rights Online website.  This website connects visitors with self-paced online training

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