Disabled son deemed ‘medically inadmissible’ to join mother in Canada

Critics urge Ottawa to address recurring issue with legislation, instead of responding to individual cases after they become public. Read the full article

Nova Scotia slow to provide housing, care for people with disabilities: report

View the Global News Video A new report by the  Community Homes Action Group says Nova Scotia is moving too slowly at helping people with intellectual disabilities in the province, specifically in providing community-based homes that are required. READ MORE: Nova Scotia pumping $3M to better lives of persons with disabilities About three quarters of the 137 […]

UBC program to coach parents of kids with autism

From CBC News Pat Mirenda, a professor of educational and counselling psychology and special education, is one of the leaders of UBC’s autism coaching project. (University of British Columbia)   When toddlers show signs of autism spectrum disorder, parents often have to wait many months before diagnosis and treatment begins. A new program from UBC […]

CACL: Federal Budget 2017: Positive Steps for Canadians with Disabilities – Accountabilities Needed to Ensure Inclusion and Accessibility

From the Canadian Association for Community Living April 3, 2017 Federal Budget 2017 proposes new and expanded investments with significant potential for making a positive impact on the social and economic well-being of Canadians with intellectual and other disabilities and their families. The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) believes this potential can be […]

CACL Brief: Accession to the UN Optional Protocol to the CRPD

March 23, 2017 CACL has submitted its brief on the Accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the Office for Disability Issues, Employment and Social Development Canada. Canada has taken leadership for many years to recognize the rights of persons with disabilities.  Its contribution […]

The Statistics Canada 2017 Canadian Survey on Disability is underway.

The Canadian Survey on Disability collects information about adults whose everyday activities are limited due to a condition or health-related problem. The data will be used to plan and evaluate services, programs and policies. The survey is sponsored by Employment and Social Development Canada. Your contribution could benefit Canadians with activity limitations to help ensure […]

Manitobans with disabilities who have ‘aged out’ demand action on human rights complaints

Two Manitobans living with disabilities say they are frustrated with how long it’s taking the Human Rights Commission to address their complaints and have decided to ask the premier for help. Along with their lawyer, Joëlle Pastora Sala, Tyson Sylvester and a fellow plaintiff want to form a coalition of “gappers” — young adults with disabilities who have “aged out” of […]

News Release: Will BC MLAs take up the Ready, Willing & Able Challenge?

Summary:  New Westminster, B.C., March 23, 2015 – If an inspiring new campaign has the desired effect, many more of those with developmental disabilities will soon be gainfully employed throughout British Columbia. New Westminster, B.C., March 23, 2015 – If an inspiring new campaign has the desired effect, many more of those with developmental disabilities […]

Commentary: National Study on How Much Money Euthanasia will Save Threatens All of Us The following is a commentary by CACL distinguished associate, Audrey Cole, in response to a National Post article titled, Euthanasia may save $139M, study says. Back in the ’90s, in Ontario, a Minister of Health was forced to resign from Cabinet because of the inadvertent naming in the Provincial Parliament of a patient with […]