Raising Awareness/Understanding & Building Capacity of Persons With Disabilities
The Project objectives are to raise awareness of Canadians with disabilities, particularly youth with disabilities and persons with disabilities from ethno-cultural communities, about available human rights remedies to discrimination and how to access those remedies. We offer accessible in-person and online training opportunities on Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol (OP) in the context of the Canadian Human Rights System.
The purpose of this training is to increase awareness of how to remedy discrimination using more familiar Canadian human rights laws such as Human Rights Codes and the newer international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Our aim is to reach people with disabilities who are willing to make a commitment to share their knowledge with peers in their communities and organizations, primarily focusing on youth with disabilities and people with disabilities from ethno-cultural communities.
The project is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and implemented by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) in collaboration with Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre Inc. (CMDCI), Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO), Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) and National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS).
Council of Canadians with Disabilities
The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) is a national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an inclusive and accessible Canada. CCD is a social justice organization of people with all disabilities that champions the voices of people with disabilities, advocating an inclusive and accessible Canada, where people with disabilities have full realization of their human rights, as described in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Our mandate is to unite advocacy organizations of people with disabilities to defend and extend human rights for persons with disabilities through public education, advocacy, intervention in litigation, research, consultation and partnerships. CCD amplifies the expertise of our partners by acting as a convening body and consensus builder.
Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre Inc
CMDCI’s mission is to improve the quality of lives of Canadians with disabilities particularly those from ethnocultural communities.
Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario
CWDO actively promotes the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of persons with disabilities through community development, social action, member support and referral.
Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities
The MLPD is a united voice of people with disabilities, and their supporters, that promotes equal rights, full participation in society, and facilitates positive change through advocacy and public education.
National Educational Association of Disabled Students
NEADS is a consumer-controlled, cross-disability organization with the mandate to support full access to education and employment for post-secondary students and graduates with disabilities across Canada.