B.C. Election 2017: Parties differ on boosting disability supports, after a decade of frozen rates

Creating support for the most vulnerable British Columbians, including those who live on disability payments and welfare, is a topic that has been raised by politicians and voters during the leaders’ debates and on the campaign trail. Read the May 5, 2017  Vancouver Sun Story     


The Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills & Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities is inviting Canadians with disabilities to apply for the 2017 Centennial Flame Research Award. This $5,500 Award is given to a person with a disability to enable him or her to conduct research and prepare a report on […]

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CACL PRESS RELEASE: Mental Health-Related Suicides and Growing Numbers with Dementia Not a Reason to Expand Access to Assisted Suicide/Euthanasia

View the Press release on the CACL Website FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 18, 2017 TORONTO – Members of the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) are saddened to learn about the suicide of Adam Maier-Clayton, a young man who struggled with mental health issues and was an advocate for access to assisted suicide or what is […]

Canada Makes History at the UN: CACL Works to Help Make it Happen

From CACL Canada and Canadian organizations of persons with disabilities and their families made history in Geneva, Switzerland on April 3 and 4 when Canada’s first report on implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was examined by the UN Committee responsible for monitoring the Convention. CACL EVP Michael Bach […]

CACL PRESS RELEASE: UN Calls on Canada to Create National Action Plan to Ensure Rights of Canadians with Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2017 TORONTO – The United Nations called on Canada today to address the “persisting gaps in the exercise and enjoyment of rights by persons with disabilities, such as education, work and employment and an adequate standard of living, including due to lack of affordable housing and access to water and sanitation”. […]

Disabled son deemed ‘medically inadmissible’ to join mother in Canada

Critics urge Ottawa to address recurring issue with legislation, instead of responding to individual cases after they become public. Read the full article

Nova Scotia slow to provide housing, care for people with disabilities: report

View the Global News Video A new report by the  Community Homes Action Group says Nova Scotia is moving too slowly at helping people with intellectual disabilities in the province, specifically in providing community-based homes that are required. READ MORE: Nova Scotia pumping $3M to better lives of persons with disabilities About three quarters of the 137 […]

UBC program to coach parents of kids with autism

From CBC News Pat Mirenda, a professor of educational and counselling psychology and special education, is one of the leaders of UBC’s autism coaching project. (University of British Columbia)   When toddlers show signs of autism spectrum disorder, parents often have to wait many months before diagnosis and treatment begins. A new program from UBC […]

CACL: Federal Budget 2017: Positive Steps for Canadians with Disabilities – Accountabilities Needed to Ensure Inclusion and Accessibility

From the Canadian Association for Community Living April 3, 2017 Federal Budget 2017 proposes new and expanded investments with significant potential for making a positive impact on the social and economic well-being of Canadians with intellectual and other disabilities and their families. The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) believes this potential can be […]