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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

Continuing to Develop Human Rights Capacity

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

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.

December 3, 2020: "Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 World"

On December 3, people with disabilities and our allies commemorate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  The theme for 2020 is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world.  This is not some future task. The time is now.

In Canada, 24 percent of the population self-identify as having a disability, and many were already pushed to the margins before the pandemic. 

December 3, 2020: Do Better Now Says the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD)!

December 3, 2020 | For Immediate Release

On December 3, we commemorate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.  The theme for 2020 is “Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world.  This is not some future task. The time is now.

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

Media Release

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).

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

Media Release | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

Media Release

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.

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