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Road to Inclusion by 2023

Inclusion road sign

In 2013, the current government committed to closing institutions and providing community-based living supports for all persons with disabilities within 10 years—by the end of 2023. It was all set out in the Roadmap—a plan to community inclusion drafted jointly by the Province and disability rights advocates, and endorsed by then Premier Stephen McNeil and his government.

NS Advocate: Government abandoned earlier commitments to community living supports, new report charges

NS Advocate: Government abandoned earlier commitments to community living supports, new report charges

I remember how genuinely excited disability advocates were when in 2013 Denise Peterson-Rafuse, then minister of Community Services, announced a five-year plan to close down all large institutions for people living with physical or intellectual disabilities and provide them with the supports to live in their own communities, either in a small group home or in a place of their own. -Robert Devet

DRC Submission to UN Human Rights Committee

DRC Submission to UN Human Rights Committee

As part of the United Nations Human Rights Committee preparation of a “list of issues” for its 2023 Review of Canada, the Disability Rights Coalition along with 23 other Canadian NGOs has filed the following submission seeking to address the rights violation of people with disabilities who are unnecessarily institutionalized and Canada’s failure to provide the necessary supports and services for social inclusion.

Innovative equipment for persons with disabilities for sexual practices

Innovative equipment for persons with disabilities for sexual practices

The Tetra Society of North America – Halifax is working with Venus Envy – Halifax on a project focusing on creating adaptive and innovative equipment for persons with disabilities for sexual practices. If you would like to participate in this project, please fill out the attached google form. We recognize that online forms can be challenging to complete for those with various disabilities…