2016 Archives

Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Ottawa, Ontario December 3, 2016 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: “On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we celebrate the contributions made by persons with disabilities to our country, and recommit ourselves to building a Canada that is truly inclusive and equal. “Around the world, far too many persons with disabilities still face major barriers –

International Day of People with a Disability Dec 3rd 2016

We at Self Advocate Net would like to join the United Nations in recognizing and celebrating December, 3rd International Day for Person’s with a Disability.  We share the goal of building a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities. We hope the stories on our website help show that people with diverse abilities want to contribute and have a voice in creating the world we want together.  

B.C. celebrates Aboriginal Disability Awareness Month

The Province has proclaimed November as the second annual Aboriginal Disability Awareness Month in British Columbia, recognizing the unique contributions Indigenous people living with disabilities make to communities throughout the province. Recognition and awareness of Aboriginal Disability Awareness Month began in 2015 through the efforts of the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) and support through proclamations from the First Nations Summit, the Métis Nation BC and the

The Eve Decision, 1986 October 23, 2016 Marks the 30th Anniversary of “The Eve Decision”

  On October 23, 1986 the Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously that Eve, a 24-year-old woman with an intellectual disability, could not be sterilized without her consent. This landmark case, known as the Eve Decision, has had a profound impact on the global movement to fully recognize the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities. The Supreme Court of Canada’s 1986 Eve Decision was a critical turning point in the struggle for

Canada: September Is BC Disability Employment Month – Is Your Business Aware Of Government Efforts To Create A More Inclusive, Diverse, And Accessible Workforce?

Last Updated: August 22 2016 Article by Natalie Cuthill McMillan LLP     Co-authored by Gavyn Backus, Temporary Articled Student Increasing accessibility and decreasing barriers in the workplace for people with disabilities is an important issue in employment law. The government of British Columbia has implemented Accessibility 2024, an extensive public program designed to make BC the most progressive jurisdiction in Canada for people with disabilities by 2024.1 Canadian Employment

Self Advocacy Leadership Conference CLBC Vancouver Coastal Region

On March 31, 2016, self advocates from the Simon Fraser and Vancouver regions came together to enjoy a day of presentations, workshops, and art. The Self Advocate Leadership conference was a full-day event with over 60 self advocates in attendance and presentations by self advocates focused on employment, leadership, community, self-advocacy, and goal achievement. Empowering Self Advocates to take Action Co-op facilitated a workshop on employment profiles, and BC People

2015 Federal Election results Canada Votes – Aftermath

This information page is for Canadian Federal Election coverage for Canadians with disabilities. Information. The final results and aftermath of election SELFADVOCATENET.COM wants to  Congratulate Justin Trudeau and Liberal Party of Canada on them becoming our Majority govt of Canada   LIB CON NDP BQ GRN 184 seats 99 seats 44 seats 10 seats 1 seat 54.4% 29.2% 13% 2.9% 0.3% Here is more detail on cbc final results of

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