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International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 2018

In line with this year’s UN theme of “Empowering Persons with Disabilities and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality”, ARCH co-hosted an event in Ottawa regarding the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its monitoring, and hosted an event in Toronto launching public legal education materials.

Intersectionality and Human Rights: Monitoring Change Together

ARCH and the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (eviance) co-hosted an all day event in Ottawa to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in collaboration with the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Council of Canadians with Disabilities, Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work and nineSixteen.

Robert Lattanzio of ARCH presented on the CRPD’s treatment in Canadian courts and tribunals. Other presentations included the launch of eviance. The Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Dr. Susan Hardie from eviance discussing intersectionality, and Dr. Marcia Rioux speaking about the monitoring of human rights.

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services, Procurement and Accessibility, also gave a presentation and made an important announcement at our event. The Minister announced Canada’s accession to the CRPD’s Optional Protocol.

Jessica De Marinis, ARCH Staff Lawyer, Robert Lattanzio, ARCH Executive Director, the Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, Doug Waxman, ARCH Chair, and Laura Upans, ARCH Board Member.
Jessica De Marinis, ARCH Staff Lawyer, Robert Lattanzio, ARCH Executive Director, the Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, Doug Waxman, ARCH Chair, and Laura Upans, ARCH Board Member.
Robert Lattanzio, ARCH Executive Director, Chief Commissioner Marie-Claude Landry, Canadian Human Rights Commission, and Dr. Susan Hardie, Executive Director, eviance.
Robert Lattanzio, ARCH Executive Director, Chief Commissioner Marie-Claude Landry, Canadian Human Rights Commission, and Dr. Susan Hardie, Executive Director, eviance.

ARCH’s Celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Toronto

ARCH launched several public legal education materials with its new brand and soft launched our website for feedback and user testing from our communities.

Theresa Sciberras, ARCH staff, presenting the agenda at Toronto's IDPD event, 2018.
Theresa Sciberras, ARCH staff, presenting the agenda at Toronto’s IDPD event, 2018.
Lila Refaie, ARCH Staff Lawyer, presenting at Toronto's IDPD event, 2018.
Lila Refaie, ARCH Staff Lawyer, presenting at Toronto’s IDPD event, 2018.
Sue Hutton, ARCH staff, and Shineeca Mcleod, Respecting Rights member, presenting at Toronto's IDPD event, 2018.
Sue Hutton, ARCH staff, and Shineeca Mcleod, Respecting Rights member, presenting at Toronto’s IDPD event, 2018.


Last Modified: February 20, 2019

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