As many of you have likely heard, Joanne Larade passed away last week, just one day after moderating No More Warehousing’s ‘Celebrating Mothers’ event. Joanne was a very passionate, outgoing disability rights advocate with lots of optimism and life. We are so saddened by her sudden passing.
Human Rights Case Posts
At the conclusion of her mission to Canada, the UN’s expert on disability rights expresses ‘extreme concern’ concerning the failure of Canadian governments (incl. Nova Scotia) to ensure adequate community-based supports for persons with disabilities. She was also critical of the idea of making individual families file their own human rights complaint.
Media, The Coast: The time is yesterday for action on systemic warehousing of people with disabilities
Last Thursday disability advocacy groups presented a letter to the premier, calling on the provincial government to address systemic warehousing of people with disabilities.
For all of Brendon’s 29 years, his parents have been his caregivers, his lifeline. But as Kim Smith and Kathleen Purdy get older, there is growing anxiety about what Brendon’s future will look like — where he will live, who will care for him?
Law amendments committee tasked with reviewing the 2019 provincial budget heard submissions today on behalf of people with disabilities about a human rights budget…
On Thursday April 4, 2019, Premier Stephen McNeil made good on his promise to meet Donnie MacLean (member of People First, Middleton Chapter) to accept the Disability Rights Coalition’s open letter. The letter, signed by individuals and groups representing over 100,000 Nova Scotians, calls upon the Premier to end the human rights crisis and unnecessary institutionalization of people with disabilities… Check out Donnie’s journey, the latest chapter in this struggle for human rights by people with disabilities in Nova Scotia.
The Open Letter and Panel made the news: Global News: Get people with disabilities out of institutions, rights groups tell Nova Scotiahttps://globalnews.ca/news/5130721/disability-rights/ CBC: Disability advocates call for more community-living supporthttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/disability-community-living-access-services-government-1.5084545 CTV: Get people with disabilities out of institutions, rights groups
Today, the Disability Rights Coalition delivered this open letter to Premier Stephen McNeil calling on his government to implement the Roadmap for Choice, Inclusion and Good Lives.
Open letter to Premier McNeil: Damaging human rights crisis must stop Two disability rights groups are hosting a panel presentation to address the human rights crisis affecting people with disabilities in Nova Scotia as a result of the Province’s chronic
The decision was mentioned in the Contrarian on March 4, 2019 “Human Rights Board Chair Walter Thompson slams the door on 1,500 intellectually challenged Nova Scotians” (March 4, 2019)https://contrarian.ca/2019/03/04/human-rights-commissioner-walter-thompson-slams-the-door-on-1500-intellectually-challenged-nova-scotians/