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Recommended remedies for systemic discrimination against disabled due this week An independent review team will submit a report and recommendations by the end of the week on remedies for Nova Scotia’s long-standing practice of systemic discrimination against the disabled. A long and troubling path led to the selection last year of external and independent experts Eddie Bartnik of Australia and Tim Stainton of British Columbia […]

Discriminatory Disaster: Inclusion Canada Calls for Repeal of MAiD for Mental Illness and C-7 PRESS RELEASE: Discriminatory Disaster: Inclusion Canada Calls for Repeal of MAiD for Mental Illness and C-7 “MAiD for people with disabilities who are not terminally ill is a discriminatory disaster,” said Krista Carr, Executive Vice-President of Inclusion Canada, “This is made worse by systemic poverty, a housing crisis, and inadequate access to support in the […]

CIIC research project is awarded prestigious Platinum Marcom Award for Strategic Communications. We’re pleased to shared that our Microboards, Social Capital and Quality of Life project has won a prestigious Platinum Marcom Award for Strategic Communications. Sincere thanks to our research team members and partners Vela Canada, Community Living BC, Mitacs Canada and UBC Studios. And very special thanks to our plain language consultants Joanne Gauthier and […]

Robin Metcalfe, Killam Doctoral Fellow, Researches Gender, Disability and Employment A nice story about one of our Research Assistants, Robin Metcalfe, is shared in the UBCO School of Social Work’s December newsletter The Intersection. Robin is PhD student and recent recipient of a Killam Doctoral Fellowship. She is passionate about disability studies research. She cites the mentorship of her supervisor, Dr. Rachelle Hole, for helping […]

Dr. Tim Stainton presents to the Special Joint Committee of Medical Assistance in Dying Tim Stainton and Dr. Heidi Janz presented to the Special Joint Committee of Medical Assistance in Dying on Novemebr 22. You can watch the panel hearing and Q & A session here  

New Westminster Record: We Deserve to Work Self Advocates Bring Play to New Westminster Read the article here Find out more and check out the actor/co-creator bios here

We Deserve to Work featured on The Self Advocate Coop Radio Show We Deserve to Work team interviewed by The Self Advocate Radio Show on Coop Radio. The Self Advocate is a show about disability, focusing on arts and culture, including, music, the fine arts, the performing arts, podcasts, blogs, online videos, books and authors, events that are both related to disability and the wider community. The […]

Tim Stainton retained as consultant by the Province of Nova Scotia and the Disability Rights Coalition Following the  Nova Scotia Court of Appeal Decision on October 6, 2021 that there is systemic discrimination in Nova Scotia against persons with disabilities in the provision of social assistance, the Disability Rights Coalition (DRC) and the Department of Community Services (DCS) are working collaboratively to create a remedy that will end this discrimination and […]

Input from self advocates requested The British Journal of Learning Disabilities (Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the UK) is asking for input to decide on the topic of their next issue. Click this link to share your ideas. BJLD Special Issue Easy Read consultation (2)

Tickets are now on sale for We Deserve to Work! Tickets for We Deserve to Work! are now on sale. Nov 18,19,20, 2022. Massey Theatre, New Westminster, BC. A new play co-created with self advocates transforming attitudes about Inclusive Employment. Join us for Saturday night’s performance and stay after for a reception to meet and mingle with theatre company members. Buy tickets at https://www.masseytheatre.com/event/we-deserve-to-work/ Thank […]