OHRC Releases Policy on accessible education for students with disabilities

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has released its new Policy on accessible education for students with disabilities, along with recommendations on how to best meet legal obligations under Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

To read the new policy, please click here.

Inclusive Early Childhood Service System (IECSS) Project

DABC has received the following information about a new project and workshop.


The Inclusive Early Childhood Service System (IECSS) Project is excited to announce that we are holding our first youth advisory workshop in Ottawa on October 13-14, 2018. The workshop will be using the approach of Shaking the Movers. The purpose of the workshop is to hear from young people about their ideas and perspectives on issues related to their lived experiences using a rights‐based approach.

We are recruiting young people to participate in this workshop —  ages 10-18 living in Canada, who identify as having a disability, as deaf, or as having gifts (consistent with Indigenous worldview).

The flyer can be downloaded in English and French and an ASL version of the flyer is available here: https://youtu.be/jIV8z8QAm0E

If you have any questions about the workshop or registration process, please email Abneet at: abneet.atwal@ryerson.ca.

We are also looking for youth facilitators between 20-25 years old, who identify as having a disability, as deaf, or as having gifts (consistent with Indigenous worldview). If you know anyone interested in facilitating, contact Daniella Bendo for more information: DaniellaBendo@cmail.carleton.ca.

DABC Launches our Call for Proposals Today!

Disability Alliance BC is pleased to announce today, August 15, 2018, a Call for Proposals (CFP) for projects that promote greater accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities in BC communities.

Funding of $10,000 to $40,000 per project will be disbursed to a maximum of $450,000.

Proposals are due by October 5th, 2018 and funding for successful projects will be disbursed in early 2019.

Please review the Call for Proposals, Application, and accompanying documents for complete details about eligible projects.

Click here for complete details.