Notices & Announcements

You’re Invited: Community Forum & Celebration – Saturday Dec 9th, 2023

Fireworks

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!

[Image by Kohji Asakawa from Pixabay]

Disability Rights Coalition NS Welcomes Premier’s Apology

Premier Houston's apology

The DRC welcomes the Premier’s apology to persons with disabilities as an important first step towards reconciliation with a community whose members have experienced extreme forms of systemic discrimination over decades.  This important gesture by the Premier comes at a key moment as the Province moves toward addressing & ending its practices and policies that lead to the discriminatory treatment. 

Systemic Human Rights Remedy Ordered

Able and Disablled on scales of Justice

Having filed its human rights claim in 2014, the Disability Rights Coalition is very happy to report that we have achieved what we feel is a tremendous remedy to the systemic discrimination found by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal in October 2021.

On June 28, 2023, the human rights Board of Inquiry approved an Interim Consent Order, which will start a step by step 5 year plan for the government to end the systemic discrimination of persons with disabilities in their access to social assistance including supports and services to live in community.

Human Rights Hearing to resume Tues. June 6th

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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.