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On November 27th, 2012 the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and People First of Canada (PFC) welcomed more than 70 participants to our 3rd Annual Federal Policy Forum at the National Hotel and Suites in Ottawa, Ontario. The theme for the forum was “Advancing Employment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.” Participants included representatives of the Canadian Association for Community Living, People First of Canada and the Government of Canada as well as individuals, families, community leaders, policy makers, employers and employees from throughout the country.
Monthly update from CACL: press release on the Economic Action Plan 2013.
Monthly update from CACL: press release on the launch of the Ready, Willing & Able website at www.readywillingandable.ca.
Monthly update from CACL: press release on the closure of the Michener Center institutions in Red Deer, Alberta.
Monthly update from CACL: press release on the intervener status on assisted suicide case and Canadians with disabilities opposition.
Monthly update from CACL: press release on the latest developments in the Jamie Hawley case.
Monthly update from CACL: update on National Inclusive Education Month.
Monthly update from CACL: press release on the strong support for labour force inclusion of people with disabilities.
Monthly update from CACL: CACL celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
CACL 2012 Annual Report Card focuses on Equality Rights and Global Inclusion
On December 3rd, 2012 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Canadian Association for Community Living is releasing the 2012 National Report Card. This year the National Report Card is focused on issues of Achieving Equality Rights and Making a Global Impact. These are two of the 10 objectives in CACL’s Vision 2020 agenda – an agenda adopted to assist Canadians and governments in building a more inclusive Canada.
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 features an editorial by Karin Melberg Schwier, author of "Flourish — People with Disabilities, Living Life with Passion." In addition the the editorial, families also shared their reactions or story in response to Melbgerg Schwier's editorial.
Employment is a very important part of our adult lives. It is much more than simply earning money. Through paid work we meet new people and establish new friendships, increase feelings of self worth, enable greater independence, become part of community and contribute to that community. Perhaps more importantly it affects how other people and society in general view us — recognizing our value, contribution, ability, and capacity.
Monthly update from CACL: Canadian documentary The R Word honoured by American non-profit.
Monthly update from CACL: victory at the Supreme Court of Canada on the Right to Education.