Policy Reform: Roles of State and Society Archives

Policy Reform: Roles of State and Society

January 9, 2015

Québec Poverty Reduction

An overview of the Disabling Poverty/Enabling Citizenship project's research findings concerning Quebec's poverty reduction strategy. Read more.

December 11, 2014

Policy Reform Options for Community Organizations to Consider

Recommendations are presented for the federal government and provincial/territorial governments. As well, a series of recommendations speak to cooperation among governments in Canada. Read more.

December 9, 2014

Christine Elliott's Vision of a More Inclusive Canada

So, building an inclusive society, yes, at times it may seem daunting.  At times it may seem a little bit too elusive.  But when you think about how much we can accomplish together, the goal of an inclusive society doesn’t seem quite so daunting, doesn't seem quite so elusive.  Our future will be one of full opportunity, of independence.  Our future will be one in which individuals with disabilities and their families are empowered where the threat of chronic poverty can be eliminated.  Our future will be an inclusive society.  There's no doubt about that, because I know that working together we can achieve that. Read more.

November 27, 2014

Media Advisory

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) wants to remind Canadians that having a disability must not mean a lifetime of living in poverty.  Key research findings and policy reform options will be presented in an open forum on Tuesday December 2nd at the Delta Ottawa Hotel.   The Disabling Poverty/Enabling Citizenship forum runs from 9:30 until noon.  Ms. Christine Elliott MPP for Whitby-Oshawa will be our keynote speaker at 9:45AM.  Disability leaders and academic researchers will present their findings from 10:30 until noon. Read more.

November 19, 2014

MPP Christine Elliott to Address Disabling Poverty/Enabling Citizenship Forum

MPP Christine Elliott will elaborate her vision of how to remove barriers and create a welcoming environment that empowers people with disabilities and their families. Read more.

September 17, 2014

Disabling Poverty, Enabling Citizenship: Recommendations for Positive Change

While this Community University Research Alliance project is soon completed, we intend for this paper to be used to encourage discussions beyond that timeframe to various groups and events across the country, including the 2015 federal election.

Tony Dolan, CCD Chairperson, Hon. Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development, and Liam Dolan following a Chamber of Commerce meeting in Prince Edward Island.

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June 5, 2012

Rethinking Knowledge and Power: Reflections on the Disability Community in Canada (presentation)

Michael Prince explores the following questions: what kinds of knowledge circulate in and around the disability community in Canada? How does this knowledge connect the disability community with the Canadian state and other institutions in society? And, what might the future hold for more creative and innovative knowledge production for disability studies, disability activism and social change? Read more.

June 5, 2012

Rethinking Knowledge and Power: Reflections on the Disability Community in Canada

A politics of socio-economic redistribution is at the core of disability activism in Canada, complemented by a politics of recognition and a democratic politics of representation, the latter of which involves claims for more accessible, empowering, and accountable policy making structures and processes. Read more.