Interim agreement reached on a systemic human rights remedy for persons with disabilities.
The DRC is today releasing the Expert Report that formed the foundation of its Interim Settlement Agreement with the Province and the NS Human Rights Commission. In the wake of the landmark October 2021 NS Court of Appeal ruling finding systemic discrimination by the Province against persons with disabilities, the DRC and the Province agreed to obtain independent expert advice as to how the systemic discrimination identified by the Court of Appeal in its provision of supports and services could be resolved in a human rights compliant way. Here’s their Expert Report along with a five-page plain language Summary.
On Wednesday April 26, 2023 the Disability Rights Coalition will release an important update concerning its human rights complaint and the finding of systemic discrimination against persons with disabilities in their access to social assistance by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal as well as the independent expert report that was prepared as a result of a collaborative process with the Province towards a systemic human rights remedy.
The NS Provincial Budget (March 23, 2023) impacts the Nova Scotia government benefits available for people in receipt of social assistance.
CBC Information Morning: Disability advocate and educator Vicky Levack joins us with part two of her new series. In today’s episode she’s asking people to put away their stereotypes, especially the ones propagated by the media. Produced by Podstarter for the CBC Creator Network.
Explore the codependency of poverty, disability and violence, and the rise in the suggestion and perception of MAID as a solution to poverty. By Nova Scotia Action Coalition for Community Well-Being.
January 2023: Eddie Bartnik and Tim Stainton, independent reviewers, release an update on their work towards a systemic human rights remedy to end the discrimination against persons with disabilities as found by the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal.
Vicky Levack among the first four young people with disabilities to move into apartments. (photo: Brian MacKay/CBC)
CBC: Winnipeg woman who chose to die with medical assistance said struggle for home care help led to decision
“‘It was not a genetic disease that took me out, it was a system,’ wrote Sathya Dhara Kovac, who had ALS” (photo: Submitted by Janine LeGal)
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.