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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

MEDIA RELEASE

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.

Long-Term Care Statement from CCD

Residents in long-term care consist of individuals with disabilities requiring continued care, seniors with disabilities, or seniors requiring assistance. The Council of Canadians with Disabilities is an organization comprised of disability-based organizations from all walks of life, including seniors in long-term care, and individuals with disabilities who require assistance in long-term care facilities.

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.

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