The Disability Rights Coalition invites you to a community forum and celebration of the systemic human rights remedy to end the discrimination against persons with disabilities in their access to social assistance and supports and services to live in community.
And we want to celebrate with you this important milestone in the struggle for equality for persons with disabilities in Nova Scotia. We hope that you will join us!
The Board of inquiry will hear from the parties with respect to a systemic human rights remedy and the details of an interim agreement with respect to monitoring and enforcement of that agreement to end discrimination against persons with disabilities in their access to social assistance.
The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax-Bedford, 980 Parkland Drive, Halifax.
Take part in a community forum with international experts Eddie Bartnik and Tim Stainton. The forum is your opportunity to contribute to meaningful change in how people with disabilities are supported to live and thrive in their communities.
An independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia, Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone and Joseph Delaney vs. the Province of Nova Scotia will continue Friday, April 22.
This hearing will be on preliminary matters in the newly constituted board of inquiry following a decision by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
The board chair in this hearing is Donald Murray, who is independent of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.
The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Express, 980 Parkland Dr., Halifax. The proceedings will be live-streamed on YouTube (link in story).
Promises were made by Nova Scotia governments since 2013 that they would close institutions and provide community-based living supports for persons with disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder by 2023 but the reality is the progress has been too slow!
These are challenging days for everyone but particularly for vulnerable people and their families. As the corona virus spreads and more and more people practice social distancing, many will lose their community connections and will become even more isolated in their homes.
NOTE: This hearing was interrupted last week due to an illness. It is now set to resume on Monday, September 16 at 1:00pm at a NEW location – Park Lane:
5657 Spring Garden Road
Park Lane Terrace
3rd Fl., Suite 305