14th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

SENT ON BEHALF OF EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CANADA – OFFICE FOR DISABILITY ISSUES Hello, We are contacting you today to share information on how to attend the 14th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the United Nations (UN) _Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities_(CRPD), taking place virtually from June READ MORE

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

Source: cbc.ca 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

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

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

Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities Project

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association is leading a national consultation process on the Government of Canada’s proposed federal accessibility legislation. This legislation promises to make Canada more accessible and inclusive of persons with disabilities. CHHA, with the help of 18 Canadian disability organizations (http://www.chha.ca/chha/spotlight.php#partners), including ARCH, wants to hear how the proposed federal accessibility READ MORE

What the Americans with Disabilities Act Means for Your Website

business2community.com Jim Quinlan Some of the next major hurdles for web developers in the near future won’t be exclusive to coming up with the next cutting-edge design or transcendent functional experience, but making sure that the digital equivalents of handrails and wheelchair ramps are properly installed. With 1 out of 5 Americans living with a READ MORE

Consulting with Canadians on planned accessibility legislation

esdc.gc.ca Canadians, communities and workplaces benefit when everyone can participate equally in everyday life. There has been much progress in making our society more inclusive, but we can do better. This is why the Government of Canada is committed to developing new planned accessibility legislation to promote equality of opportunity and increase the inclusion and READ MORE

What does an Accessible Canada mean to you?

The Government of Canada recently launched a consultation process that will inform the development of planned accessibility legislation. We need your help in reaching as many Canadians as possible who are impacted by a disability, and ensuring that they are heard through our consultation process.  As a stakeholder, you are our most important partner as READ MORE

B.C. patients launch court challenge over forced psychiatric treatments

VANCOUVER — The Globe and Mail Sept. 13, 2016 Two people who were forced to receive injection medications and electroconvulsive therapy while involuntarily detained for mental-health reasons are challenging the constitutional validity of forced psychiatric treatments. Under British Columbia’s Mental Health Act, a person who is involuntarily detained is deemed to consent to all psychiatric treatment authorized READ MORE

Recognizing mental illness in children

thejakartapost.com Hello Sehat Like adults, children can also experience mental health problems, which could affect their growth and development. It is not easy to identify mental health issues in children. Some cases of mental illness in children are genetic. Parents must understand what kinds of mental illnesses can affect children, as well as the causes READ MORE