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

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

November Forum

We are pleased to inform you that an application package is now available at the following address www.Canada.ca/Accessible-Canada for eligible youth interested in participating in a one-day Forum taking place in November 2016. The Forum is part of The Government of Canada’s consultation process on planned accessibility legislation and youth between the ages of 15-30 with READ MORE


Human rights commissions call for nation-wide legislation and greater accountability to ensure rights of persons with disabilities are respected Download CASHRA Statement May 30, 2016 – The Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies (CASHRA) (1) is calling on all levels of government to enact federal, provincial and territorial legislation to meet Canada’s obligations under READ MORE

Looking for a Job When You Have an Anxiety Disorder

From pathemployment.com What is an Anxiety Disorder? An anxiety disorder is a general term that encompasses five specific anxiety disorders; social anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and phobias. It can be treated with medication, various types of therapy, or a combination of these; CBT is the most common form of therapy treatment for READ MORE