Our mission is to ensure inclusion and full citizenship for Nova Scotians with disabilities.
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.
Dear friends and colleagues, We are writing to ask your assistance in recruiting organizational support for this open letter asking Members of Parliament to “stop and rethink the radical and highly divisive changes proposed for Canada’s medical assistance in dying regime in Bill C7.”
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…
The livestream of the appeal hearing is now available on the Court’s livestream webpage.
The livestream of the appeal hearing will be available on the Court’s livestream webpage. At 10am on Wednesday Nov 18 and Thursday Nov 19 click “Read More” to go to the Court’s web page, then scroll down to the webcast.
“This systemic discrimination must be stopped. The compensation order for the complainants was particularly insulting. It is time to end segregation and discrimination against people with disabilities in Nova Scotia.” -Vicky Levack
Here are extracts from the Court of Appeal’s upcoming docket—it has information about the hearing dates (November 18th and 19th) and times as well as the names of the panel of three judges who will be hearing and deciding the DRC’s appeal.
The closure of institutions and the provision of community-based supports, which the DRC, People First and others have been pushing for years, is something which happened decades ago in the UK. Here’s a 9-minute BBC podcast which tells the story of one person who survived institutionalization and fought for his right to community living.
The recent Chronicle-Herald article by Andrew Rankin stirred strong responses from readers and disability rights advocates alike.
Legal columnist Wayne MacKay was on CBC radio to talk about the significance of Justice Ginsburg’s milestone decision that outlawed the institutionalization of people with disabilities. [audio now available]