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Webinar: Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Services-Understanding the Personal and Population-level Experiences of Youth with Intellectual Disabilities. Join Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch & Dr. Sandra Marquis Feb 28, 12 – 1pm PST for Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Healthcare Services-Understanding the Personal and Population-level Experiences of Youth with Intellectual Disabilities. During this webinar, Dr. Baumbusch will share personal reflections on her family’s experiences of this transition. Dr. Marquis will present results from her […]

The Lobby Group That Owns the Conversation around Assisted Deaths The MAID lobby, says Stainton, has “more to run this single issue than all the disability organizations in the country have to do everything they do.” The Lobby Group That Owns the Conversation around Assisted Deaths

If the government doesn’t act quickly, MAiD for mental illness as a sole underlying medical condition will become legal on March 17th of 2024.     The Vulnerable Persons Standard (VPS) is an evidence-based tool to guide policy and practice for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). It was developed by 40+ Canadian experts in law, medicine, ethics, social policy and human rights and is built upon five core principles which form the basis for this submission. STATEMENT OF VPS […]

New Supported Decision Making Resources Western Australia’s Individualized Services (WAiS) has released many new resources for supported decision making. These resources have been developed for, and by, decision makers, decision supporters and service providers. Many are videos and some are downloadable documents. Visit the website here: https://waindividualisedservices.org.au/new-supported-decision-making-resources/  

New Book: The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability New Publication: “The Bloomsbury Guide to Philosophy of Disability is a revolutionary collection encompassing the most innovative and insurgent work in philosophy of disability.” Jordan Joseph Wadden & Tim Stainton have contributed the chapter: Recognizing Human Flourishing in the Context of Disability. Topics addressed in the book include: disability, race, and algorithms; race, disability, and […]

New publicaion from Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch and team. “A very different place from when the pandemic started”: Lessons learned for improving systems of care for families of children with medical complexity  

CIIC 2022 – 2023 Annual Report Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship 2022 – 2023 Annual Report

Disability fixes get five-year watchdog. The province has five years to dismantle the systemic discrimination against disabled Nova Scotians, with a Human Rights Commission board of inquiry set to act as a watchdog over the next five years to ensure compliance. Disability fixes get five-year watchdog. The province has five years to dismantle the systemic discrimination against disabled Nova Scotians, with a Human Rights Commission board of inquiry set to act as a watchdog over the next five years to ensure compliance. Eddie Bartnik, an Australian consultant on disability services, and Tim Stainton, a University of […]

A settlement agreement has been approved in the case of the province’s systemic discrimination against disabled Nova Scotians, stipulating the closure over the next five years of all institutions for people with disabilities A settlement agreement has been approved in the case of the province’s systemic discrimination against disabled Nova Scotians, stipulating the closure over the next five years of all institutions for people with disabilities In August 2022, the province and the coalition agreed to a collaborative process, including the appointment of independent experts Eddie Bartnik and […]

A landmark legal victory has officially yielded a five-year plan to ensure Nova Scotians with disabilities can move out of large institutions and receive timely access to housing. Legal victory for N.S. disabilities rights converted into five-year plan for reforms Eddie Bartnik, an Australian consultant on disability services, and Tim Stainton, a University of British Columbia professor of social work and Co-Director of the Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship, were the experts who wrote the report outlining the process.