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April 22, 2016
Surviving Eugenics is a documentary about the history and ongoing significance of eugenics. Anchored by survivor narratives from the province of Alberta, Surviving Eugenics provides a unique insiders’ view of life in institutions for the “feeble-minded”, and raises broader questions about disability, human variation, and contemporary social policies.You can watch powerful clips and interviews featured in the documentary below. Click on the image to watch video.Surviving Eugenics:
April 21, 2016
April is National Volunteer Month and CACL is lucky to have a Board of Directors made up of a dedicated and generous group of individuals that come from all corners of the country. Here are just a few of our stand-out Board members from New Brunswick, Alberta, Québec, and British Columbia.
April 21, 2016
You are invited to participate in an anonymous survey titled, "How to Support Family Caregivers in the Context of Legal Assisted-Dying."The survey, developed by four researchers at the University of Toronto, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy department, aims to gain an impression of how the legalization of physician-assisted death in Canada may affect family caregivers of those who might be eligible to request assisted death.
April 21, 2016
CACL supports Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC) call for improved communications for people with communication disorders.
April 14, 2016
TORONTO -- In the draft bill on medical assistance in dying tabled in Parliament today, the federal government has gone some distance designing a pan-Canadian system that would meet the constitutional obligations the Supreme Court of Canada established in the Carter decision:  to ensure right of access to assisted death in exceptional circumstances, and the right of vulnerable persons to be protected in such a system.
April 8, 2016
TORONTO, ON -- A report launched today calls on the federal government to take an evidence-based approach to designing safeguards to protect vulnerable persons in the system for physician-assisted death.  Released by the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), the report on "Assessing Vulnerability in a system f
March 31, 2016
Immigration and Disability DiscriminationRound-table discussionApril 6, 2016 at 6:30 pmUnited Steelworkers Union Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto
March 24, 2016
TORONTO, ON -- The 2016 Federal Budget commits investment in a number of areas that signals this government's commitment to an inclusive and accessible Canada. The budget includes:
March 16, 2016
The Institute for Research on Inclusion and Society (IRIS) recently received an award from the Ontario Arts Council’s Creative Engagement Fund to continue their work on the use of art for social change. The project is a collaboration with Roshanak Jaberi, a talented Iranian-Canadian performer, choreographer, producer and activist.
March 16, 2016
Over 35 community and health organizations from across Canada, including CACL and many of its members, are calling on Parliament to adopt a series of evidence-based safeguards designed to protect the lives of vulnerable Canadians – and we need your support!
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