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November 22, 2017


NOVEMBER 22, 2017

Today Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the National Housing Strategy, with a target of 2400 new affordable housing units that enable community-based independent living for people with developmental disabilities.  The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and People First of Canada (PFC) welcome this historic announcement. 

November 20, 2017

Hosted by the Canadian Association for Community Living & People First of Canada in collaboration with Office for Disability Issues, Employment and Social Development Canada

Friday, December 1, 2017 | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm | Ottawa Marriot Hotel, Ottawa, ON | Registration Required

November 15, 2017

Legal capacity is a human right for all persons – all persons should enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis with others in all aspects of life. The term recognizes two things: the capacity to have rights and the capacity to act upon those rights. In practice, legal capacity ensures that a person is recognized before the law and can make decisions about his or her own life, exercise rights, access the civil and court systems, enter contracts, and speak on his or her own behalf.

October 17, 2017


October 16, 2017 

October 3, 2017


OCTOBER 3, 2017

HALIFAX - The Adult Capacity and Decision-Making Act introduced in the Nova Scotia Assembly Monday falls far short of its stated aim to “promote the dignity, autonomy, independence, social inclusion and freedom of decision-making of adults” who have intellectual and other disabilities. Minister of Justice Mark Furey assures that the Bill finds the right balance between autonomy and protection. However, our closer look finds an alarming imbalance.

September 28, 2017

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The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is the national movement supporting the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families for inclusion.

September 21, 2017

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The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is looking for a new Treasurer, based in the Greater Toronto Area, to serve on its Board of Directors for at least a 2 year term. CACL also has a Foundation (CACLF) for fund development purposes, and a research institute that is separately incorporated.

September 19, 2017

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recently adopted its General Comment N°5 on Article 19 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on living independently and being included in the community.

September 7, 2017



TORONTO - The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) welcomes the release of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) "Position Paper on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)", which concludes that Canada’s current law should be maintained, restricting MAiD to persons who are already dying.