CCD keeps its members and others informed by publishing reports and newsletters.

Voice of Our Own

This quarterly newsletter updates the community on the activities of CCD and its member organizations.

March 1, 2017

All Abilities Together: Take Our Survey on Inclusion and Accessibility Legislation

The Alliance is conducting the survey to help identify the disability community’s accessibility and inclusion priorities.  Read more.

December 30, 2016

CCD Voice of Our Own - Winter

Chairperson's Update

In this monthly newsletter, CCD’s Chairperson shares information about the work undertaken by the National Council of Representatives, Committees, volunteers and staff.

December 23, 2016

CCD Chairperson's Update - Canada to Ratify CRPD's Optional Protocol

Minister Qualtrough and Minister Dion announced that Canada would ratify the CRPD’s Optional Protocol in 2017. This will be a wonderful way ring in Canada’s 150th year for Canadians with disabilities! Read more.

CCD Weblog

February 21, 2017

Don't do it because it is the law...

Accessibility laws that require accessible websites are there to take care of the laggards, the companies and organizations that don’t know what is good for them, the ones that don’t have the foresight and understanding to look out for their own health and survival. It is for the corporations that are equivalent to kids that fail to brush their teeth. Read more.

February 14, 2017

Reported Economic Benefit of Medical Aid in Dying Gives New Meaning to 'Lives Not Worth Living'

As we approach the first anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision legalizing assisted suicide, it’s becoming increasingly evident that the slippery slope that disability-rights advocates warned of does, indeed, exist. More and more, the lives of people with disabilities are viewed as ‘not worth living,” in both psychosocial and economic terms. We, as a country, are now well into our downhill descent. Read more.

January 23, 2017

New Global Series Makes Hero of Euthanasia Doctor

It is up to disability rights activists to watch and determine whether “Mary Kills People” negatively portrays disability and whether it “incites contempt for” or “perpetuates hatred against” disabled people. Read more.


February 14, 2017


CCD is interested in developing an ongoing collaborative working relationship with Parks Canada that will support increased access and inclusion in all of Parks Canada's activities. Read more.

April 19, 2016

A Modernised Court Challenges Program of Canada: A perspective from the Council of Canadians with Disabilities

The Court Challenges Program of Canada (“CCPC”) is essential to ensure access to justice for persons with disabilities in accordance with article 12 and 13 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. If persons with disabilities do not have the means to access the courts, the rights to equality guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and in human rights legislation are hallow and meaningless. Read more.

January 29, 2016

CCD Submission to Special Joint Committee on Physician Assisted Dying

The Supreme Court of Canada in Carter emphasized that there needs to be a balanced system that both enables access by patients to physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia (PAD/VE), and protects persons who are vulnerable and may be induced to commit suicide. The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) strongly believes that a minimal but mandatory vulnerability assessments, an independent review process with prior authorization, along with Criminal Code protection of the vulnerable are essential for this purpose.  Read more.