Disability advocates applaud federal pandemic aid, but say payment should be higher

Source: A one time payment of up to $600 will be sent to those who are eligible, at the end of October As a disabled person, Murielle Pitre has dealt with extra costs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “You have like increased fees, deliveries and deliveries for food, the price of food is going up. READ MORE

Impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and well-being – Share your perspective

You will find below an invitation from Statistics Canada to participate in a crowd-sourcing collection initiative to better understand how Canadians are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage everyone to take part. Invitation from Statistics Canada:  Statistics Canada is collecting data on the impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians’ mental health and well-being. Your participation READ MORE

RPLYT’s Commitment to Supporting Peer Supporters

All of us at RPLYT are committed to supporting Peer Supporters throughout the COVID_19 Pandemic. We understand that many people who receive peer support, and in fact many people in our communities, have fears about this virus and what the impact will be; both immediately and long term.​ RPLYT’s Commitment to Supporting Peer Supporters ​Starting READ MORE

OP Lab: Learning, Sharing, Actioning

In 2018, Canada agreed to follow the Optional Protocol (OP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The Optional Protocol is an additional part of the CRPD that allows people to make a complaint to the United Nations, if they believe their rights under the CRPD have been violated. In celebration READ MORE

CRPD Training

Empower U: Learn to Access Your Disability Rights Training on Canadian Human Rights, the Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol (OP) About this Training This training aims to increase awareness of how to address discrimination using more familiar Canadian human rights laws such as Human Rights Codes and READ MORE

Media Advisory: Report Reveals Major Gaps for Women and Girls with Disabilities

DAWN Canada’s research report comes as recently released Statistics Canada data confirms that 24% of women in Canada live with a disability. More Than A Footnote: A Research Report on Women and Girls with Disabilities in Canada examines in depth longstanding issues women and girls with disabilities face – social exclusion, high rates of violence, poverty and, READ MORE