About the North America Regional Centre
The North America Regional Office is located in Toronto, Canada at York University. There is a robust DRPI project in Canada, funded by SSHRC (Social Science and Humanities Research Council).
The DRPI Canada project has held numerous training events:
- November, 2009: Training workshop on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights related to Disability is held in Quebec.
- August, 2009: Training workshop on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) related to disability and disability rights monitoring training are held in St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador.
- May, 2009: Training seminar on Economic, Social, and Cultural rights and Disability rights monitoring training is held in Vancouver.
- April, 2009: 'Understanding our Rights, Changing our Lives' workshop in collaboration with C.I.L.T. within the 2009 Spring Community Development Institute event in Toronto.
- February, 2009:Training workshop on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights in International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) related to Disability, February 6th and 7th, 2009.
- November, 2007: Disability Rights Monitoring Training Seminar - Nov. 16-21, 2007
Currently, the North America Regional Office is focusing on the following initiatives:
- Monitoring Individual Experiences
- Monitoring Media
- Monitoring Law and Policy
- Monitoring Survey Data Sets
- Virtual Knowledge Network
Meet the Regional Officer: Mihaela Dinca
Mihaela Dinca is the coordinator of the Disability Rights Promotion International Canada (DRPI Canada) project. Over the last 12 years, she has conducted several projects in the areas of social determinants of health and environmental risk assessment and has been involved in WHO projects in community health. She designed and implemented methodological frameworks and conducted complex statistical analyses on data from several population surveys and complex sample designs (for example, Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS), Canadian Ethnic Diversity Survey (EDS), National Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating (NSGVP), Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS) and National Population Health Survey (NPHS)). Mihaela has published in the area of literacy and disability, social determinants of health, ecosystem modeling, and in the biomedical field. She received her BSc from University of Bucharest, Romania and her MASc from Ryerson University, Canada.
Contact InformationYork University, 5021 TEL Building
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3, Canada
Telephone: 416-736-2100 ext. 20883