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What does it mean to flourish? The CIC is pleased to be part of this larger initiative to develop and share cultural narratives about the meaning of disability, frailty and suffering in the context of an emerging system for Medical Aid in Dying (MAiD) in Canada. The initiative is guided by the legislative commitment in the preamble to the Criminal Code […]

Sex, Lies & Citizenship Sex, Lies & Citizenship is a  3 – year community-based participatory theatre project focused on improving sexual health knowledge and positive sexuality among self advocates. The research questions guiding this project are: 1) What are self advocates’ experiences of learning about sexual health and sexuality? 2) What information is needed to achieve successful sexual health education and […]

CTVNews.ca – Improving Mental and Physical Health Professor Stainton from the UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship says some studies have shown natural supports can lead to reduced use of healthcare. View the full September 4, 2018 CTV News Story here.    

Canadian patients search for dignity, freedom in self-directed care When 26-year-old Zachary Priest was receiving home care through government-funded agencies in Mississauga, Ont., he never knew what type of care he was going to get on any given day. Priest is disabled and needs assistance with many tasks, from washing dishes to getting dressed. But there were some days when he would go without […]

PRESS RELEASE: Canada’s Medical Assistance in Dying Regulations Fall Short FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2018 TORONTO – The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) strongly call on the federal government to strengthen the monitoring system for medical assistance in dying (MAiD). As they stand, the just-published MAiD regulations to come into effect November 1, won’t safeguard people who could be […]

Medically assisted dying needs more monitoring The act of ending the life of another human being raises fundamental questions of human dignity and rights. How will the most vulnerable members of our community be protected from the ultimate harm? How will persons with authority and power be held accountable? How will the kindly but insidious forces of inducement to MAID be […]

CBC Daybreak interview with Dr. Hole about new TYDE project. Great interview with CIC Co-Director Dr. Rachelle Hole on CBC Daybreak South this morning talking about the Transitioning Youth with Disabilities and Employment – TYDE- project working to improve employment outcomes for youth with intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. The interview begins at 59:35.   Find out more about the project, meet the team […]

UBC Okanagan researcher working with community groups to develop online education Kelowna News, Aug 28, 2018 Researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus have received over $1.3M in federal funding to prepare youth living with intellectual disabilities (ID) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to find meaningful employment later in life. “For most, going to work and earning a paycheque is a routine part of life,” said Rachelle Hole, […]

CIC secures $1.3M research grant to improve employment outcomes for transitions youth with disabilities UBC Okanagan researcher working with community groups to develop online education Researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus have received over $1.3M in federal funding to prepare youth living with intellectual disabilities (ID) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to find meaningful employment later in life. “For most, going to work and earning a paycheque is a routine […]

Globe editorial: Ottawa should do more to examine how medically-assisted death is working EDITORIAL PUBLISHED AUGUST 16, 2018  When the federal government authorized health-care providers to deliberately end patients’ lives at their request, it entered the sort of unfamiliar policy ground that merits careful monitoring. For more than two years since doctor-assisted-dying legislation was enacted, Canada has made do with an interim reporting system. It offers useful information, […]