A transracial adoptee & Anishinaabe woman, Shandra Spears Bombay walks through the world wearing layers of intergenerational injury, but also carrying gifts and teachings. Shandra shares her perspective about talking back to racist violence in creative ways. Continue reading

For nonprofit board members, senior executives and executive directors, understanding your organization’s finances is vital to maintaining a successful operation. If you’d like to learn the basics of nonprofit finance, you’ll want to register for our free leadership webinar.

Presented by Gordon Holley, CPA, CA, CPB and president & CEO of Humanity Financial, this webinar provides a clear understanding of what you need for financial success at your small or mid-size nonprofit or charity, including why you need a clear financial plan, a plan for generating income, a robust budgeting and reporting system and an accountable internal environment. Continue reading

HEALING VOICES is a new feature-length documentary which explores the experiences commonly labeled as “psychosis” through the real-life stories of individuals working to overcome extreme mental states, and integrate these experiences into their lives in meaningful ways.  The film follows three subjects – Oryx, Jen, Dan – over a period of nearly five years and features interviews with notable personalities, including: Robert Whitaker, Dr. Bruce Levine, Will Hall, Marius Romme, and others.

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La CCDP publie son rapport annuel 2015 au Parliament

Canadian Human Rights Commission’s 2015 Annual Report, tabled in the House of Commons and the Senate on March 10, 2016.

For the Commission, 2015 was a year of reflection, consultation and new direction. We consulted with over 65 organizations and hundreds of individuals from across Canada who all told us what they expect Canada’s human rights organization to be. Continue reading

There Is No Right Point of View — Leadership Attitudes

There is no right point of view.

There is my point of view. And there is your point of view.

Most of us like a person who comes right out and says what he thinks — especially when he thinks what we think.

No Right Point of View

But there is no right point of view.

There is a popular point of view. A point of view that most share.

There is a minority point of view. A  point of view few share. Continue reading

March 1, 2016                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

When the report, “Medical Assistance in Dying: A Patient-Centred Approach” was released last week, “I was anxious to read it, as CCD has been very active in this issue,” says John Rae, Second Vice Chair of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities. “But, to my surprise, it was released only in an inaccessible PDF version that I could not read, and this discriminates against me and all Canadians who cannot read conventional print,” added Rae.

Sharlyn Ayotte, First Vice President of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians added, “More and more information is being made available electronically and over the internet, and Canadians who are blind must have equal access to this growing range of information to participate fully and inform our decisions.” Continue reading



For Immediate Release – Toronto, ON, February 25, 2016

Recommendations Contained in Report of Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying Pose Significant Risk to Vulnerable Canadians

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) are extremely dismayed that the recommendations contained in the report released today by Parliament’s Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying will jeopardize the lives of vulnerable Canadians.  They do not follow the Supreme Court’s call for “stringent limits that are scrupulously monitored and enforced.” Continue reading