CBC Mainstreet NS: John McKiggan, the co-lead counsel in a proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of persons who have been waitlisted for the Disability Sup[port Programs and other social assistance. speaks with Jeff Douglas about that comes next.
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.
Nova Scotia has a dark secret – we are one of the last provinces in Canada to close its institutions. There are still more than 500 people with disabilities being held in eight institutions across Nova Scotia.
During this pandemic, ethical decision making principles are more important than ever to ensure the rights of persons with disabilities are respected – in this open statement a group of experts from Australia identified six principles…
On April 4, 2019, two disability rights groups hosted a panel presentation at the Nova Scotia Legislature to highlight the human rights crisis affecting people with disabilities in Nova Scotia as a result of the Province’s chronic failure to fulfill
March 2019 – the Disability Rights Coalition and other concerned Nova Scotians call on on the Premier to take immediate action to stop the human rights violations against people with disabilities You can Send an Open Letter to the Premier.