National Network for Mental Health
The National Network for Mental Health (NNMH) acts to advocate, to educate, and to offer expertise and resources to increase the health and well being of the community of Canadians with the lived experience of mental health issues. The NNMH will provide a framework of communications to serve as inclusive and collective voices across Canada, to dispel the stigma and myth of mental illness through, education, health promotion!
Telling Our Own Story: Canadian DPOs Apply Nothing About Us Without Us Principle to UN Review of Canada’s Record on Human Rights
Canadian history will be made at the UN in Geneva on April 3 and 4 2017. For the first time, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will review Canada’s implementation of the CRPD. During a country review, the CRPD Committee studies written submissions and dialogues with both government representatives and members of civil society. At the review’s conclusion, the Committee will issue recommendations (referred to as ‘concluding observations’ or COs ) for strengthened implementation of the CRPD in Canada. Since 2015, Canadian disability organizations have been working together, sharing information, grounded in a disability rights analysis, with the Committee. Our goal has been to expand upon what has been submitted by the federal, provincial and territorial governments of Canada. I have observed that, while Canada’s report to the Committee tells the truth, it is not necessarily the whole truth, and we have worked hard to paint a more detailed picture of what it is like to be a person with a disability in Canada. […]