A Canadians with Disabilities Act?

Two girls smiling with thumbs up, one with intellectual disabilityThe past 30 years has seen significant movement forward by the federal government to identify disability issues as a priority. Yet despite these efforts, prominent disability policy scholars point out that there is still much work to be done in ensuring the full inclusion of people with disabilities in Canada.

This paper marshals current, historical, domestic and international data to answer three questions: 1. Where are we now in Canada in terms of federal disability policy?  2. How did we get here? 3. How do we compare with other Western democracies regarding federal disability policies?  In particular, the report looks at the question of whether Canada needs an omnibus federal disability Act similar to acts that have been implemented by other comparator countries such as the United States, the UK, and Australia.

For more information, please access the report by clicking the link below.

A Canadians with Disabilities Act