Access & Inclusion

Tiles in the sand of a sun pointing toward happiness.

Il est parfois difficile pour les personnes qui ont des lésions médullaires de recevoir les mêmes soins médicaux de la part de leur médec

Jan 24, 2023READ MORE
Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent shaking John Counsell's hand.

The Caliper - Mars 1947

Aug 18, 2022READ MORE
a head and shoulder photo of a young Lt. John Counsell in military atire

L’histoire qui suit est une fiction historique, basée sur des recherches de nombreuses so

Aug 17, 2022READ MORE
A woman using a wheelchair looks out the door to an uncertain world. Masks are on the ground. The virus still exists and Freedom Convoy protesters are there.

The past two years, living in this global pandemic as a person with a disability, has been more difficult than the average person realize

Mar 11, 2022READ MORE
Woman using wheelchair stuck at the bottom of stairs with no accessible route available.
As someone who has a spinal cord injury (SCI), I always tell people that living with an SCI in your own home is not that difficult when it is accessible. Instead, it is existing in public settings with an SCI that seems to make life with an SCI difficult.
Feb 11, 2022READ MORE
Head and shoulder shot of Ramona Coelho, physician
The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation hosts the Grand Rounds for Physiaitry Western. This zoom presentation will be about Bill C-7. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Ramona Coelho, Please join the discussion about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).
Jan 13, 2021READ MORE
Head and shoulder shot of David Shannon - article about Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)
Read this compelling OpEd piece about medical assistance in dying (MAiD) published in The Chronicle Herald, The Guardian and The Journal Pioneer.
Dec 05, 2020READ MORE
Bill Adair presents at a media event regarding proposed changes to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) Bill C-7
Physiatrists and people with SCI spoke to the media via Zoom about proposed legislative changes to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) via Bill C-7.
Dec 05, 2020READ MORE
close up of a smart phone with communication apps highlighted like whatsapp and messenger
I was recently asked to speak at the Government of Canada's webinar titled "Engaging with All Canadians Effectively in the Government Communications". Attended by over 900 public service employees...
Nov 12, 2020READ MORE
an image of people with and without disabilities together
Never before in Canadian history, has a federal government had a Disability Inclusion Plan in the Throne Speech with the commitment to a "new Canadian Disability Benefit modelled after the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors".
Oct 30, 2020READ MORE