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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.  

Some Dutch people seeking euthanasia cite autism or intellectual disabilities, researchers say https://apnews.com/article/euthanasia-autism-intellectual-disabilities-netherlands-b5c4906d0305dd97e16da363575c03ae  

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Landmark report on ending the systemic discrimination against Disabled Nova Scotians.  Today, April 26, 2023, the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia released the Expert Report that formed the foundation of its Interim Settlement Agreement with the Province and the NS Human Rights Commission. In the wake of the landmark October 2021 NS Court of Appeal ruling finding systemic discrimination by the Province against persons with disabilities, the […]

Landmark report on ending the systemic discrimination against Disabled Nova Scotians.  An independent expert report co-authored by  Prof. Tim Stainton that could set the groundwork for closing the province’s remaining institutions for people living with disabilities and having their needs managed in the community has been released. You’ll find the reports and media releases here      

March 16, 2023 Event: Rewriting the Rules- Exploring ableism in our community Join us March 16, 2023 from 4 – 6pm PST in person at UBCO campus in Kelowna or online via zoom. Free tickets and details are available  here or at https://trellis.org/rewritingtherules You can learn more form reading the media advisory below. Rewriting the Rules media advisory February 2023

MAiD Update: Special Joint Committee has made recommendation that make things worse (From Inclusion Canada) Inclusion Canada BREAKING NEWS February 16, 2023 The Special Joint Committee on MAiD was responsible for learning how to “protect” people with disabilities in a country that provides MAiD on the basis of disability. At the committee, people with disabilities were dismissed, lectured, badgered, and discredited. Unsurprisingly, the committee has now made recommendations that make […]

KidsAction Coaching: Weaving trust and knowledge into culturally safe research with Indigenous families and communities. You are invited to attend the following webinar: KidsAction Coaching: Weaving trust and knowledge into culturally safe research with Indigenous families and communities. Tuesday, February 14 2023 3 – 4 pm (PST) Presenters: Tara Nault, Indigenous Lead, KidsAction Coaching and Lise Olsen, Researcher Co-Lead, KidsAction Coaching, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, UBC Okanagan. Register for […]

High costs and low rates are pushing B.C. providers who house people with disabilities past their limits “According to a monthly report from the former Ministry of Social Development and Innovation, $375 of the individual contribution is supposed to cover shelter, leaving $341 for other costs, which breaks down to about $11 a day.” Read the CBC January 30, 2023 article here