Why Disabled Canadians should care about Bill C – 51

Today I was asked why disabled people should be concerned about bill C-51. This was my response : I'm not sure I'm understanding your question, are you saying that the serious potential for the violation of human rights is not a concern of the disability community? "Demonstrating without an official permit or protesting despite a … Continue reading Why Disabled Canadians should care about Bill C – 51

Ableism, not Assisted Suicide, is what we need to work against

Update January 23, 2016: Now that the panel has released its recommendations earlier this week, ableism in Canada is once again rearing its ugly head. Allen Mankewich, co-chair of the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities, responded to one such example in the CBC this week. The Supreme Court decision on assisted suicide brings up a … Continue reading Ableism, not Assisted Suicide, is what we need to work against

This International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Let’s Remember our Rights

In 2010 Prime Minister Stephen Harper ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities  (CRPD). This historic document recognized specific ways that disabled people are often left out of society such as Access to Justice (Article 13), Living independently and being included in the community (Article 19), Education (Article 24), Adequate standard … Continue reading This International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Let’s Remember our Rights

People with Disabilities March and Roll on the Streets of Toronto

On October 13th, 2012 the disability community once again made their voices heard on the streets of Toronto. They marched with a goal to bring recognition of the struggles and value of people with disabilities as we fight against ableism and other forms of oppression, but they also marched to celebrate and take pride in … Continue reading People with Disabilities March and Roll on the Streets of Toronto

Upcoming Event on the Experiences of Newcomers and Ethno-racial People with Disabilities

Ethno-racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario ERDCO Research Event Thursday March 29, 2012 4:30 - 7:00 PM Ryerson University, 99 Gerrard St. East, Room SHE 560 This event will highlight some of the research that has been completed by ERDCO Staff, Volunteers and Board Members. Research topics include: Successful immigrants with disabilities: Challenging the … Continue reading Upcoming Event on the Experiences of Newcomers and Ethno-racial People with Disabilities

Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds: Disability, Oppression, Action! Conference

When: March 16th, 6pm until March 18th, 6pm Where: Ryerson University Student Campus Centre, 55 Gould Street, Toronto, Ontario  http://www.facebook.com/events/261933367190315/ Reclaiming our Bodies and Minds: Disability, Oppression, Action! is a collaborative space for communities to come together, learn, network, and develop skills. We acknowledge that people with disabilities have a diverse range of experiences. However, one experience … Continue reading Reclaiming Our Bodies and Minds: Disability, Oppression, Action! Conference

Why Students with Disabilities should Support the National Day of Action

The Canadian Federation of Students national day of action is coming up Wednesday February 1, that's right TODAY! Now more than ever it is important that students with disabilities show their numbers and advance the fight for accessible education in Ontario and around the country. This type of Canada-wide student day of action doesn't happen … Continue reading Why Students with Disabilities should Support the National Day of Action

NEW LOCATION: OCCUPY. STRIKE. RESIST. . . How do we beat the 1%?

#OCCUPY. STRIKE. RESIST. . . . How do we beat the 1%? A one-day political conference Saturday, February 4 from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm Galbraith Building, 35 St. George Street, University of Toronto - wheelchair accessible Organized by the International Socialists Register online: http://bit.ly/Feb4conf Facebook: http://on.fb.me/Feb4FB With every passing day, the capitalist system spins deeper into crisis. Politicians, bankers … Continue reading NEW LOCATION: OCCUPY. STRIKE. RESIST. . . How do we beat the 1%?