Wingspan Grand Opening – October 19, 20 & 21 Come one, come all: Wingspan Dis/Arts, Culture and Public Pedagogy “Artists and scholars with disabilities are creating authentic images and speaking directly from lived experiences, addressing ideas and subject matter that have never been presented to the public. In both content and form, we are taking […]

Nova Scotia Bill – An Alarming Violation of Human Rights

Canadian Association for Community Living Press Release –October 3, 2017 HALIFAX – The Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act introduced in the Nova Scotia Assembly Monday falls far short of its stated aim to “promote the dignity, autonomy, independence, social inclusion and freedom of decision-making of adults” who have intellectual and other disabilities. Minister of Justice Mark Furey assures that […]

Transitioning Youth with Disabilities and Employment – TYDE

Find out more at The TYDE Project is a research project of key partners committed to improving the employment outcomes of transitioning youth with intellectual disabilities (ID) and/or autism spectrum (ASD) disorder in BC. This important and timely initiative aligns with Provincial priorities to enhance and foster the inclusion and citizenship of youth with […]

Mother demands answers after son, 8, put in restraints and injected on first day of school

A Toronto-area mother is searching for answers after she says her son was taken to a hospital alone in the back of a police car, placed in restraints and injected with a sedative because he was acting out on the first day of school. Toronto Star – September 19, 2017  

Sex, Lies & Citizenship

Sex, Lies & Citizenship is a community-based participatory theatre project focused on improving sexual health knowledge and positive sexuality among self advocates. The research questions guiding this project are: 1) What are self advocates’ experiences of learning about sexual health and sexuality? 2) What information is needed to achieve successful sexual health education and positive sexuality? […]

2017 Report

    We are pleased to share our 2017 Report, highlighting activities since we hosted the International Claiming Full Citizenship conference in October 2015. we would welcome a conversation with you should you have any questions about our work or if you would like to discuss a potential partnership opportunity. CIC-report2017

CIC Director Dr.Tim Stainton Appointed to Experts Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of the Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying, chaired by the Honourable Marie Deschamps, C.C., Ad. E., former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and Adjunct Professor at McGill University and Université de Sherbrooke. Read the full announcement and find out […]

Voters with mental disabilities deserve a say at polls, advocates say I Am Voting campaign encouraging participation of people with mental disabilities in #elxn2017

Alexander Magnussen is over the age of 18. He’s a resident of British Columbia. But he also has autism and, until recently, believed his diagnosis made him ineligible to vote. “I would hear people talk about voting and I would assume that I was not allowed to vote … I would mind my own business,” he told […]

Ottawa to universities: Improve diversity or lose research chair funds

From the Globe and Mail May 5, 2017 The federal granting councils that award the prestigious Canada Research Chairs say universities must offer up more diverse candidates for the honour or they will lose their funds. Directors of the program, which sends out $265-million every year across 1,600 researchers, say new measures unveiled on Thursday […]