Creating Accessibility Standards Accessibility Standards Canada is currently creating 2 technical standards development committees: Technical committee for plain language Technical committee for outdoor spaces Learn more at Creating Accessibility Standards    

COVID19 Resources Community Living BC People First of Canada – COVID19 Virus Information Vermont Developmental Disabilities Council COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities –  CACL – Disability Related Resources for Families  COVID-19: Who is protecting the people with disabilities? – UN rights expert   StatCan Persons with Disabilities and COVID-19 20200708

Indigenous Disability Awareness Month Celebration November is Indigenous Disability Awareness Month As part of the launch of the Canadian Institute for Inclusion and Citizenship, please join us at this celebratory event recognizing the valuable contributions that Indigenous persons living with disabilities bring to our communities. Friday November 22, 2019 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm UBC Okanagan University Centre Ballroom, Kelowna […]

Supreme Court should weigh in on assisted suicide ruling By Michael Bach, Contributor “The Criminal Code provisions for access to medical assistance in dying adopted by Parliament in 2016 aimed to achieve the balance needed to fully recognize human rights in a system for assisted death — protecting individual rights and guarding against devaluing the quality of life of certain groups.” Toronto Star Opinion, September 18, 2019

CACL and CCD Call for Appeal of Distressing Quebec Superior Court Decision that Devalues the Lives of Persons with Disabilities September 12, 2019 The Quebec Superior Court has struck down a fundamental protection for the #equality rights and #inclusion of the elderly, ill and persons with #disabilities in Canada’s medical assistance in dying legislation. CACL and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities were joint intervenors in the Truchon and Galdu case. They are profoundly concerned […]

NEW PAPER: The Quiet Progress of the New Eugenics. Ending the Lives of Persons With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for Reasons of Presumed Poor Quality of Life The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and developmental Disabilities (IASSIDD) Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities has published a Special Issue Article authored by: Johannes Reinders Professor Emeritus of Ethics, Faculty of Religion and Theology, VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Tim Stainton Professor School of Social Work, Co-Director Centre […]

‘We’re just like everybody else’: New play tackles misconceptions about disabilities, love and sex The Romance, Relationships & Rights performances co-created by and with self advocates supported by the Community Living Society and based on research by the UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship drew great crowds at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster may […]

NS Decision Finds Blatant Discrimination Against Three Persons with Intellectual Disabilities The Canadian Association for Community Living Press Release.  

Research can be an inaccessible term, and here’s why Carleton University Community First Article – Research can be an inaccessible term and here’s why

BC Supreme Court says health authority violated charter rights by unlawfully detaining woman for 11 months B.C. Supreme Court says health authority violated charter rights by unlawfully detaining woman for 11 months