Call for Expressions of Interest – Unfinished Business

We would like to invite First Nation/Aboriginal/Indigenous artists with disability to submit an Expression of Interest in an exhibition, which is proposed to be displayed at the United Nations in New York from December 2015. The works of First Nation/Aboriginal/Indigenous artists with disability will appear alongside and compliment the exhibition ‘Unfinished Business’. Below is a […]

Rand Paul’s claim that ‘over half of the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts’

“What I tell people is, if you look like me and you hop out of your truck, you shouldn’t be getting a disability check. Over half of the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts — join the club. Who doesn’t get a little anxious for work and their back hurts? Everybody […]

Mental Health Commission of Canada releases comprehensive report on Canadians’ mental health

The Mental Health Commission of Canada has released the first phase of Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada — the first-ever national-level set of indicators that identifies and reports on the mental health of Canadians. The first phase of the comprehensive report highlights the current mental health state of Canadians and indicates where improvements […]

The Fight for Disabled Rights Has Gone on Too Long

Thank goodness for the 1960s and the upheavals it caused, I find myself saying these days. It was a time of the dismantling of the old guard, where groups outside of the circle of old white men in suits who controlled everything fought for — and gained — their rights. The civil rights movement gave […]

November 18, 2013

The efforts of a Winnipeg woman to help Aboriginal people with disabilities access training, education and employment were officially recognized at an awards ceremony held Oct. 13. Frances Sinclair was one of seven recipients of Manitoba Access Achievement Awards, sponsored by the Province of Manitoba and the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities. Read about it […]

February 6, 2013

A new project entitled Disability and Rights for Citizens (DRC) aims to provide human rights workshops designed to educate people with disabilities about the CRPD. The Centre for Independent Living in Toronto, ARCH Disability Law Centre, and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities present Disability and Rights for Citizens (DRC) Project. DRC will run 6-10 human rights educational workshops […]