Disability

Disability

An examination of disability in the context of sustainable human & social development

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English
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Online
Author: 
CJ Walsh
B Arch
Publisher: 
Sustainable Design International Ltd.
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Dublin, Ireland

Examines disability from the perspective of sustainable human and social development. Paper is placed in the context of the World Health Organization's new International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health program. Concludes with a proposal of a regional disability agenda for Europe.

You deserve to be safe: a guide for girls with disabilities

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English
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Online
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Author: 
Lorna Renooy
Publisher: 
Disabled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Discusses specific problems of violence and abuse that girls with many different types of disabilities may experience. Categorizes and defines different types of violence and abuse. Discusses why abuse may happen and offers advice as well as lists organizations that girls can turn to for help.

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The legal regulation and construction of the gendered body and of disability in Canadian health law and policy

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Catherine Frazee
Joan Gilmour
Roxanne Mykitiuk
Michael Bach
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Documents and analyzes the link between women's lived experiences of health and the organization of their experience by law.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Canadian Abilities Foundation

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral

Links people with disabilities to a world of resources.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(416) 923-1885
Email Address: 
info@enablelink.org
Fax Number: 
(416) 923-9829
Street Address: 
340 College Street, Suite 650
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5T 3A9

Report on the Inter-Sectoral Workshop on Violence against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women and Access to the Justice Syste

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English
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Online
Author: 
Barbara Anello
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Network Ontario (DAWN Ontario)
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Reports on a workshop hosted by the Roeher Institute and Education Wife Assault. Defines disabilities and access, provides background on domestic violence courts in Ontario, and identifies best practices and barriers to justice for women with disabilities.

Saskatchewan Prevention Institute

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Community education/development

Works to create province-wide awareness of preventative measures to reduce the incidence of handicapping conditions in children.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
306-655-2512
Fax Number: 
306-655-2511
Street Address: 
1319 Colony St
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Saskatchewan
Province: 
Saskatchewan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
S7N 2Z1

Persons with disabilities and the Medical Expense Tax credit, difficulties with local transit, and children with special needs a

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English
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Paper
Online
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Canadian Council on Social Development
Publisher: 
Canadian Council on Social Development
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides statistics on the medical expense tax credit and medication for persons with disabilities, as well as statistics on difficulties that persons with disabilities experience with local transit. Presents information on children with special needs and their school experiences.

Community Care East York

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NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Support group/peer support

Provides a continuum of supportive services for older adults, persons with disibilities and caregivers in East York which enhances their independence, good health and well-being.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
416- 422-2026
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
416- 422-1513
Street Address: 
840 Coxwell Avenue Suite 303
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M4C 5T2

Multi-Ethnic Association for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Advocacy
Information provision and referral
Support group/peer support

Forms an organization that was created to give persons with disabilities from different ethnocultural background and their families a resource capable of supporting their steps toward integration on all levels, and direct them toward resources that meet their needs. Aims at full participation and integration into society, for all people, on all levels and its approach reflects this philosophy when carrying out activities and organising services. Responds to requests with regard to adaptation, jobs, income, education, francisation, immigration, social integration, justice, housing, and health. Also offers a self-help group of Spanish-speaking parents and a Committee of Women with disabilities from ethnocultural communities.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(514) 272-0680
Email Address: 
ameiph@ameiph.com
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
(514) 272-8530
Street Address: 
6462, boulevard St-Laurent
City: 
Montréal
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H2S 3C4

BC Rehab Foundation

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms an organization that supports people with disabilities through education, research, arts, recreation and wellness programs. Celebrates and supports people with disabilities in their determined efforts to strive towards their own form of independence.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(604) 737-6383
Email Address: 
karla@bcrehab.com
Fax Number: 
(604) 737-6494
Street Address: 
4255 Laurel Street
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V5Z 2G9
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