The following organizations offer valuable services and resources for persons with disabilities.
- Council of Canadians with Disabilities From their website: “CCD is a national human rights organization of people with disabilities working for an inclusive and accessible Canada. CCD’s Priorities include: Disability-related supports, Poverty alleviation, Increased employment for persons with disabilities, Promotion of human rights, Ratification and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Technology developed according to the principles of universal design, Air, rail, bus and marine transport that is accessible to persons with all types of disabilities. CCD seeks to achieve these priorities through law reform, litigation, public education and dialogue with key decision-makers.”
- Canadian Working Groups on HIV and Rehabilitation From their website: “The Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) is a national, charitable organization that responds to the rehabilitation needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. We bridge the traditionally separate worlds of HIV, disability and rehabilitation. Through research, education and cross-sector partnerships we are working to improve the lives of people with HIV.”
- Canadian Abilities Foundation From their website: “The Canadian Abilities Foundation convenes a forum for the exchange of information to promote an inclusive society and provide inspiration and opportunity for people with disabilities… We publish several disability-related books and publications, including Abilities, Canada’s Lifestyle Magazine for People with Disabilities, with a readership of about 80,000. Through our on-line portal, Access Guide Canada: an online directory, which provides a detailed look at accessibility across Canada… CAF participates and supports others in the quest to provide equal opportunities for full participation of people with disabilities – an opportunity to contribute to the greater good. “
- Disabled Women’s Action Network (DAWN) (website under construction) From their website: “DAWN-RAFH Canada is a national organization controlled by and comprised of women who self-identify as Women with disAbilities. We are from all backgrounds and all disAbilities. We are a feminist organization working to achieve control over our lives and end the stereotype that labels us dependent burdens on society. Our Network began in 1985. Our Society Status was received in 1992.”
- Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) From their website: “The Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) is a Canada-wide network of organizations and individuals. Our mission is to promote and support meaningful and equitable employment of persons with disabilities. As innovators and agents of change, we build partnerships, develop skills, share knowledge and influence attitudes. CCRW provides leadership in programs and services for job seekers with disabilities and businesses committed to equity and inclusion.”