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independence and equal and full participants in the community.
History In Canada: Present Work In The Field And Future Prospects
Geoffrey Reaume, Ph.D., York University
This paper surveys the existing state of Canadian disability
history in terms of publicly available studies and resources. It will also
consider the extent to which the field includes a critical disability studies
perspective. Furthermore, future prospects for disability history in Canada
will be addressed, including consideration of wider public engagement in
preserving, interpreting and promoting our past. Crucial to understanding
future prospects are the resources that are, or need to be, available to enable
disability history to flourish in Canada inside and outside the academy. This
essay will conclude with a discussion about historical preservation and where
this field might be in 2021.
Rights Movement in Canada: A Timeline (1970’s and 1980’s) 2011
At a time when discrimination was wide
spread, disabled and non-disabled Canadians gathered together to advance rights
for all. The acts of those who fought for inclusion of people with physical and
developmental disabilities are the ones whom we honor today. Here is the
timeline of actions that lead to rights and equal treatment for all.
Rights Movement in Canada (The Canadian Encyclopedia)
The Canadian disability rights movement arose in the latter half
of the 20th century. It includes multiple social movements that take a similar
but distinct approach advocating civil rights for almost four million people
with physical, sensory and cognitive impairments — nearly 14 per cent of the
Disability Policy Alliance
1975, there have been many policy events that have aimed towards a more
inclusive Canada. The interactive timeline below displays the federal
disability policy events that have occurred in the last 4 decades. Click and
of Disability Organizations in BC
Government of Canada tables the Optional Protocol to the United Nations
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2017)
United Nations Disability Timeline
provides a list of major disability organizations in BC. Generally these are
the main office contacts only, but they can provide you with local information.
A brief description of the mandate of each organization is included.