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Working‐age adults with intellectual disabilities, regardless of perceived level of disability, must have choice and opportunity to earn a living through paid employment in the open labour market. For employment opportunities to be meaningful working‐age adults with intellectual disabilities require appropriate employment‐related supports and job accommodation as needed. Employment rates and compensation must be commensurate with that of people without disabilities.
CACL in partnership with CASDA is pleased to release Volume 4 of the newsletter for the Ready, Willing and Able (RWA) initiative, which profiles employment success stories from across Canada. Stories that illustrate and demonstrate the fact that regardless of label or perceived level of disability, adults with developmental disabilities can participate in and contribute to the labour market within this country.
January 11, 2014 the community living movement lost a dear friend and mentor, Peter Dill. Working at the Canadian Association for Community Liv- ing’s National Institute (NIMR) in the 1970s, Peter was part of that gifted and remarkable group of volunteers and staff who did so much to lay down the tracks of values, beliefs and principles which continue to guide us today; a group who tirelessly reached out to and supported families and as- sociations across the country. Peter’s passing has drawn from so many stories of the profound ways in which he touched others and the legacy he leaves.
Monthly update from CACL: Announcement of Volume 4 of the Ready, Willing and Able newsletter.
Monthly update from CACL: Announcement of the second issue of Community Living Commentary.
Updates on the progress towards deinstitutionalization from Institution Watch, news from across Canada
Updates on inclusive education in New Brunswick, Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia, and Newfoundland.
we are honoured to present reflections on the legacy of The Honourable John Ross Matheson, lawyer, judge and politician who has helped to shape Canada. John Ross Matheson had a profound impact on the community living movement through his landmark judgment in Clark v. Clark. Authors Audrey Cole and Melanie Panitch were present at the historical trial, share their reflections on the lessons learned from Judge Matheson, and the lasting effect of his character, commitment and understanding on our movement and their lives of our loved ones.
Read thought-provoking perspectives on how families are leading change in communities, and highlights events, resources and networks you can join. This edition of the Coming Together profiles a number of volunteers from across Canada and their experiences with the CACL Family Leadership and Grassroots Engagement Advisory Committee.
Monthly update from CACL: National Inclusive Education Month 2014 announcement
Monthly update from CACL: CACL launches new online publication, 'Community Living Commentary.'
Monthly update from CACL: Canadians with disabilities and their families urge strong stand against assisted suicide
Monthly update from CACL: CACL wishes everyone a Happy Holidays.
Monthly update from CACL:2013 National Report Card asks for a new approach to employment services