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People First of Canada is holding a Rights Awareness Workshop in Winnipeg

People First of Canada is holding a Rights Awareness Workshop in Winnipeg

People First of Canada invites self-advocates and representatives from non-profits and supportive agencies to join them for a one-day human rights workshop in Winnipeg on October 14. They want to hear the voices of people labeled with an intellectual disability and those who fight for their rights. Join People First of Canada and be part of the conversation on the future of accessibility and inclusion legislation in Canada!

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Morning Session

Your Rights: An overview and history

What are your human rights? How are they protected? Are your rights the same in every province and territory? How does the law affect your human rights as a person with a disability? Why do we need a federal accessibility act when we have the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities? This session will help you learn about your human rights and start thinking about what people with intellectual disabilities want to see in an accessibility act.

Afternoon Session

Your Voice: What do we want in Canada’s federal accessibility act?

There are many barriers facing people with disabilities in our society. Some of them are easy to see, but others are not. In this session, we will explore the best ways to increase accessibility and inclusion and remove barriers for people with any kind of intellectual disability.

For people with intellectual disabilities, like Down’s syndrome, autism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, brain injury, or learning disabilities, there are often barriers to inclusion as well as accessibility. Barriers like poverty, being left out, poor education, and changing technology are not as obvious or as easy to fix by adding ramps, door openers, and providing Braille. What do people with intellectual disabilities need to be included? What do we need to have in an accessibility act to make sure we ARE included?

Have your voice heard! The report from this session will be sent Employment and Social Development Canada as input on the national consultations for the accessibility act.

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