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.
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
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/
We were mentioned in today’s Nova Scotia Advocate article calling on people to sign the open letter or institutionalized persons to file their own Human Rights Complaint: https://nsadvocate.org/2019/03/26/after-partial-win-in-human-rights-case-coalition-wants-affected-people-to-file-human-rights-complaints/ What you can do: https://www.disabilityrightscoalitionns.ca/2019/03/22/what-can-you-do/
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.