Sad News

It is with sadness that we report that our fellow Council member John Rae passed away suddenly on the afternoon of April 8th in Toronto.

John was living his best life this past week going to a music concert, eating out with friends and attending a labour conference.

Over his three decades with CCD, John held many important positions in the organization, including chairing the CCD Social Policy Committee, serving on the Human Rights Committee and various positions on the Executive Committee. Most recently he represented CCD at side events of the Global Disability Summit.

John’s far-reaching work in the disability rights movement is immeasurable and collectively we mourn his loss.

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try,” John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  John, this “Quote of the Day” is for you.