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Disability 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.

Disability 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.

Disability 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 Canadian population. 

Canadian Disability Policy Alliance
Since 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 explore!

List of Disability Organizations in BC

The Government of Canada tables the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2017)

United Nations Disability Timeline

This document 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.


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