Disability Supports Archives

Disability Supports

November 7, 2020


June 10, 2020 marked a disappointing day for Canadians with disabilities. Finally, government put forward financial relief for Canadians with disabilities only to have the bill fail on the floor. Once again, Canadians with disabilities have been further marginalized in receiving necessary COVID-19 financial relief support. Read more.

November 7, 2020

Council of Canadians with Disabilities Acknowledges COVID-19 Supports to Persons with Disabilities

With financial aid program falling short to address the needs of people with disabilities, this clearly demonstrates more work is needed to ensure all federal programs are developed through a disability lens and in a manner that is timely and responsive to this community.  Read more.

November 6, 2020

Long-Term Care Statement from CCD

Residents in long-term care consist of individuals with disabilities requiring continued care, seniors with disabilities, or seniors requiring assistance. The Council of Canadians with Disabilities is an organization comprised of disability-based organizations from all walks of life, including seniors in long-term care, and individuals with disabilities who require assistance in long-term care facilities.  Read more.

November 6, 2020

Disability Advocates Call for Immediate Change to Hospital Policies Designating "Essential" Supports/Visitors following the Death of Ariis Knight

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) and the Disability Alliance British Columbia (DABC) are calling on all hospitals in every province and territory in Canada to immediately revise their policies designating “essential” supports/visitors to include personal support workers, healthcare aides and family members who can assist people with disabilities in communicating with healthcare providers. Read more.

November 6, 2020

COVID 19 Response Needs to Be Approached with a Disability Lens

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) reminds all levels of government, community organizations and businesses responding to the COVID 19 crisis that all planning needs to be done using a human and disability rights lens to ensure that our country’s response does not leave anyone behind. Read more.

June 6, 2011

Government Tries to Silence Critic of Student Loan Discrimination

Jasmin Simpson seeks fair play from the Canada Student Loan Program. Read more.

September 16, 2010

Pharmacare central to preventing and eradicating poverty and the Premiers are acting on it

A universal pharmacare plan would help prevent poverty and reduce the burden of drug costs for the 1 in every 4 Canadians without drug coverage, anti-poverty groups advise. The 9 per cent of Canadians who live in poverty are at higher risk of poor health, chronic illness and injury. The new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives confirms that in the current jumbled mix of private and public drug plans access to prescription drugs is largely based on income and where you live or work, rather than individual need. Read more.

Home Supports

December 2, 2009

Letter to the Editor Re: Advantage Disabled?

CCD is hopeful that the attention being focused on the benefits of technical aids in the area of elite sports translates into increased support for public programs providing technical aids to Canadians with disabilities. Read more.