Canada-wide - Disability

There are serious problems at the Social Security Tribunal and the Canada Pension Plan Disability Program, especially for people trying to appeal decisions on their ineligibility for this disability...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, All of Canada
DAWN-RAFH Canada was founded in 1985 following a meeting between seventeen women from across Canada who came together to discuss issues of mutual concern. In a society which devalues and often...
Keywords: Disability, Women, All of Canada
Bonnie Sherr Klein is a documentary filmmaker and long-time activist in the feminist and disability movements. In this lecture at UBC Law (the 2014 Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice) she shares...
Keywords: Disability, Women, British Columbia, All of Canada
The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario has launched the Reimagining Accessibility Design Challenge to challenge students to redesign the traditional disability symbol of a wheelchair and create a more...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Disability, All of Canada
Throughout the winter and spring of 2013, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) conducted wide-ranging consultations to gather input on Canadians’ views on the social determinants of health. Public...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Mental Health, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
Earlier this month the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision that held that severe learning disabled students are entitled to the same access to education as students without...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Education, British Columbia, All of Canada
Persons with Disabilities Online is a huge Government of Canada database containing links related to disability issues created in collaboration between Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers...
Keywords: Disability, All of Canada
The Volunteer Legal Advocacy Program (VLAP) offers advocacy resources such as booklets on topics like: disability insurance, human rights, Canadian Pension Plan disability benefits, self-advocacy,...
Keywords: advocacy resources, Disability, Legal Research, All of Canada
The Disability Research Information Page (DRIP) was launched by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) for centralized access to all CCSD disability research information.
Keywords: Disability, All of Canada
Social assistance policy manuals are an important source of detailed information about such questions as initial and ongoing eligibility, the treatment of assets and income, how benefits are...
Keywords: Disability, social assistance, social assistance, Welfare, welfare manual, welfare policy, welfare policy, All of Canada
This site, now over ten years old, has an amazing amount of links and is updated on a weekly basis. Everything you need to know about government policy, welfare rates, social policy, poverty...
Keywords: Disability, Family, Foodbanks and Food, government, Government Policy, Housing, Human Rights, Indigenous, Poverty Research, Seniors and Elders, social policy, social research, statistics, Unemployment, All of Canada
People First is an organization that was formed because some of the people in our communities felt that they were not considered as people first. They felt that they were talked about, talked to,...
Keywords: Disability, All of Canada
Article from rabble.ca about the ramification on poor people of the conservative government's getting rid of the long census form: Sam Boshra, a former analyst for Statistics Canada, puts it this way...
Keywords: Disability, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
Advancing the Inclusion of People with Disabilities 2008 is the sixth annual federal progress report on disability. It provides an overview of key initiatives that federal departments have...
Keywords: Disability, Government Policy, All of Canada
The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is a focal point within the Government of Canada for key partners working to promote the full inclusion and participation of Canadians with disabilities in all...
Keywords: Disability, All of Canada
The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization. At IWH, our goal is to protect and improve the health of working people by providing useful,...
Keywords: Disability, Health, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
The Caledon Institute has released a policy paper, Canadians Need a Medium-Term Sickness/Disability Income Benefit (in PDF) discussing the possibility of a new sickness or disability benefit. The...
Keywords: Disability, Health, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
On this page: Contribuition Requirements Minimum Qualifying Period Record of Earnings Contribution Requirements The first thing that the Minister of Human Resources Development Canada considers...
Keywords: Disability, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
When is a disability "prolongued"? Once the minister has established that an applicant meets the minimum qualifying period (MQP), he or she goes on to determine whether the applicant’s disability is...
Keywords: Disability, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada
When is a disability "severe"? The most common reason why the minister will deny an application for disability benefits is because the medical condition is not considered to be “severe.” Section 42(2...
Keywords: Disability, Seniors and Elders, All of Canada