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.
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.
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 Government of Nova Scotia is breaking its promise to disabled children and their families. In 2013, the government vowed to close residential institutions for autistic and intellectually disabled children by 2023, replacing them with appropriate services so that children could continue to live with their families and attend school in their communities.