Measuring the Impact of Federal Legislation to Promote Inclusion
Photo above: John Rietschlin, Jenn Power, Ian Pellerin, Tricia Scott, Lori Vaanholt, and Louis Pilotte at the Policy Forum. Photo on left: Ian Pellerin of L’Arche Cape Breton, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister for Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility.
On December 3, the International Day of Person with Disabilities, L’Arche Canada participated in the 9th annual Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion hosted by the Canadian Association of Community Living and People First of Canada.
The main theme of the meeting was Inclusion: What Gets Measured Gets Done! “Canada is currently involved in many exciting initiatives with the potential to significantly impact the lives of individuals with a disability positively. The proposed Accessible Canada Act, Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy and Canada’s National Housing Strategy each address areas that are crucial to the full inclusion of individuals with a disability in our society.”
The Forum focused on how to measure inclusion to ensure that this legislation is positively impacting the day-to-day lives of people with intellectual disabilities, drawing upon the rich experience of the community to develop solutions.
To learn more about the Accessible Canada Act go to: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/accessible-people-disabilities/act-plain-language-summary.html
To learn more about Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy go to: https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/poverty-reduction/reports/strategy.html
To learn more about Canada’s National Housing Strategy go to: https://www.placetocallhome.ca/pdfs/Canada-National-Housing-Strategy.pdf
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