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CIIC 2020 – 2021 Annual Report With thanks to our community, university and government partners we are pleased to share our 2020 -2021 Annual Report. CIIC Annual Report 2020 – 2021 Final

CIIC Responds to the Covid-19 Global Pandemic Covid-19 has impacted our world in so many ways. Unfortunately it has hit the most vulnerable people hardest, including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The CIIC was quick to respond in a variety of ways to help mitigate the impacts and learn lessons for the future. Find out more about some […]

Study: People with disabilities face greater risk of COVID-19 infection, death A new study from United Kingdom has found COVID-19 has disproportionately affected those with who have intellectual disabilities. Jamie Mauracher explains how one of Canada’s most vulnerable groups may have been left behind in the pandemic fight. Global News Video, July 30, 2021  

Favorite Courses in UBC Faculty of Arts? Dr. Tim Stainton’s Social Work 453 Are you excited to register for the 2021/22 Winter Session?  UBC Faculty of Arts spoke with their Arts Peer Advisors to learn about their favourite courses. Jovin Shumbusho (he/him) BA ’21. International Relations Major & Commerce Minor: “The Social Work course really highlighted the ableism in our systems and showed me how I can be […]

Our We Deserve to Work Project presents at the Canadian Association for Theatre Research conference today Self-advocate co-creators and actors, theatre artists, & researchers from our We Deserve to Work theatre project with Community Living Society and Massey Theatre are presenting at the Canadian Association for Theatre Research conference today. Disability Justice in Applied Theatre: What Covid-19 Reveals about Accessibility in the Arts. The presentation is online of course! Check out […]

New legislation moves B.C. toward inclusive universal child care New child care legislation is building on the strong foundation that will bring an inclusive, universal early learning and child care system to B.C. families.  

NEW REPORT: Time to be Counted: COVID-19 and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities From the Executive Summary: “The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives and well-being of all people globally, with consequences being observed across all domains from physical and mental health to education and employment outcomes, to access to community supports and services. However, the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated public health restrictions […]

Brief on Evolution of End of Life Law On May 25, 2021 CIIC Founder and Co-Director Professor Tim Stainton presented a brief to the Quebec National Assembly’s select committee Special consultations and public hearings on the Evolution of the Act respecting end-of-life care with a particular focus on the vulnerability of people with disabilities within the evolving Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) regime […]

Recommended changes to Accessible BC Act DABC and several other disability advocacy organizations have carried out a review of Bill 6 – the Accessible BC Act – and found several concerns that we feel are vital to be addressed before the bill becomes law. We support the recommended changes and urge all MLAs to consider our recommended changes before it passes […]