Access & Inclusion

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
People with and without disabilities in a park setting

The Accessible Canada Act creates a framework, which allows for the proactive identification, removal, and prevention barriers wherever C

Oct 05, 2020READ MORE
logo for Accessible Standards Canada

Accessibility Standards Canada creates and reviews accessibility standards for federally regulated organizations.

Oct 05, 2020READ MORE
word mark for RHF school program

The Rick Hansen Foundation School Program offers free educational resources for youth in kindergarten to grade twelve, developed by

Oct 06, 2020READ MORE
Photo of John Counsell in military dress, a head and shoulders shot
The waves splash hard against the boat as it approaches land. My heart is pounding, and so is my head. I’m not sure if it is the rocking of the deck or the adrenalin rushing through my veins that is tightening my stomach. I feel sick, but I am alert. I am ready to go.
Aug 18, 2022READ MORE
The empty, inside chamber of the House of Commons Canada

In March 2020, our Government of Canada declared COVID-19 to be a national emergency.

Oct 04, 2020READ MORE
Carla Qualtrough at a desk
On July 17, 2020, the Government of Canada announced a one-time $600 payment in recognition of the extraordinary expenses faced by people with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oct 16, 2020READ MORE