Province’s watchdog for children says government ‘retaliated’ against her

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond wraps up her 10 year stint as B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth today

October 23 is the 30th Anniversary of the Landmark Supreme Court of Canada Eve Decision

Disability Rights Activist Barb Goode and Tim Stainton remember the case and discuss it’s impact.

CIC presenting at Qualitative Health Research Conference in Kelwona

CIC Co-Director Rachelle Hole and Reaearch Assistant Dylan Ermacora are presenting Sexual Health Knowledge Among Self Advocates View the CIC Sexual Health Knowledge Poster

CIC is a partner orgainzation of the IASSIDD Academy on Education, Teaching and Research

The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities ( IASSIDD) Academy on Education, Teaching and Research Mission:To set up and to provide education and training experiences in the form of workshops, courses, seminars, and lectures. The Academy may also offer hands-on consultation. The Academy particularly strives to: Further the knowledge of […]

UN Call for Submissions – Questionnaire on the “provision of support to persons with disabilities”

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, is currently preparing a study, to be presented at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council in March 2017, on the provision of support to persons with disabilities. The Special Rapporteur welcomes inputs, in accessible formats (Word), in English, French, Russian or Spanish, from […]

Liberals launch consultations on political activity rules for charities

The Liberal government is beginning consultations aimed at creating new rules for how charitable organizations can participate in the political process, reversing a policy of the previous Conservative government. Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier announced at a news conference that, starting next fall, Canadian charities will have clear rules to guide their attempts to influence public […]

Cool Arts Society Presents: “We Are Citizens”

October 6 – 22 Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna coolartsposter-01

Federal minister to consult Northerners about planned accessibilities act

Canada’s Minister for Sport and Persons with Disabilities is heading to the North this week, looking for ideas about how Canada can become more accessible. Carla Qualtrough, who will visit communities across the country from now until February, is looking to develop federal legislation that can promote “equality of opportunity and increase the inclusion and participation […]

Advocate slams Trudeau government for lack of child welfare services on reserves

OTTAWA—The Trudeau government is consciously discriminating against 163,000 children in its delivery of child welfare services on reserves, First Nations advocate Cindy Blackstock said Thursday as a human rights tribunal issued a second compliance order on the issue. Blackstock — executive director of an organization that together with the Assembly of First Nations spent nine […]

Ottawa hit with new compliance order over child welfare services on reserve

The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has issued a second compliance order against the Trudeau government related to the delivery of child welfare services on reserve. Cindy Blackstock – the executive director of an organization that spent nine years fighting the case along with the Assembly of First Nations – says the tribunal’s findings point to […]