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Updates on the progress towards deinstitutionalization from Institution Watch, including an editorial from the chair of Community Living Ontario's Deinstitutionalization Working Group and updates on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities.
Updates on inclusive education from New Zelaand, Labrador, Britain, and British Columbia, including new perspectives on a message from Gordon Porter.
Over 50 years ago parents started meeting in communities across Canada to share their concerns that their sons and daughters with intellectual disabilities were not being given the opportunities to fulfill their potential; that they had no valued place in society. Denied access to public education that their own tax dollars were helping to fund parents began demanding a different future, began making a claim on governments and society for what we now call full citizenship and inclusion.
A recently released report by Cameron Crawford of the Institute for Research on Inclusion and Society (IRIS) provides a demographic snapshot of the employment situation of people with intellectual disabilities. The report draws from the 2006 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS), which was Statistics Canada’s ‘flagship’ survey on disability.
Monthly update from CACL, including the launch of the new CACL website and other updates on inclusion in Canada.
Updates on the progress towards deinstitutionalization from Institution Watch, including news from Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and news from international institutions.
Read thought-provoking perspectives on how families are leading change in communities, and highlights events, resources and networks you can join. Learn about the launch of the 'Values, Vision and Action' Family Leadership workshop, the "Families, a Journey of Generations Moving Mountains" conference held in October 2010 in Whistler, British Columbia, and more.
Updates on inclusive education from Britain, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and British Columbia.
The 2010 Report was released December 3rd, 2010 on International Disability Day. The 2010 National Report Card on Inclusion explores how Canada is doing in the areas of inclusive education, Disability Supports and Family Supports. The report card highlights these three areas as top priorities for changing the status of Canadians with intellectual disabilities and their families.
Follow the trends in provincial/territorial and federal poverty-reduction strategies, and meet Canadians with intellectual disabilities who are doing what they can to live good lives in their community.
In this issue, received updates and news from various provinces and territories and the steps they have taken towards alleviating poverty in Canada.
Monthly update from October's Family Focus National Conference, the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, and other news on inclusion in Canada.
Updates on the progress towards deinstitutionalization from Institution Watch, including updates on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, news from Manitoba, Alberta, Quebec, the Yukon, and other provinces and territories in Canada.
Read thought-provoking perspectives on how families are leading change in communities, and highlights events, resources and networks you can join. Learn about the stories of different families and their leadership initiatives and contributions towards helping those with intellectual disabilities.
Monthly update on National Family Conference.