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COVID-19 Open Letters

February 18, 2021

Open Letter Regarding Vaccines for Disabled Canadians with Chronic Medical Conditions

December 3, 2020

ARCH and AODA Alliance submit Open Letter to government on the need for a non-discriminatory Clinical Triage Protocol.

October 2, 2020

ARCH signed open letter led by TB-Net drawing attention to COVID disruptions and urging UN to schedule State reviews no later than 2021.

May 28, 2020

ARCH signed open letter led by the Ontario Health Coalition asking for the Premier of Ontario to hold a full public commission or inquiry into the province’s overall response to COVID-19 and long-term care.

May 21, 2020

ARCH signed open letter led by Disability Alliance BC urging the federal government to provide emergency financial supports for people with disabilities – specifically, people who rely on CPP-Disability (CPP-D) as their main source of income.

April 14, 2020

ARCH signed a joint public statement led by Amnesty International Canada calling for governments at all levels across Canada to implement greater human rights oversight of their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 10, 2020

ARCH signed an Open Letter led by the Alliance for Healthier Communities regarding the need to collect and use socio-demographic and race-based data in Ontario

April 8, 2020

ARCH submits Open Letter to Government on needed changes to Clinical Triage Protocol for Major Surge in COVID Pandemic, signed by 204 organizations, and 4828 individuals.

April 7, 2020

ARCH endorsed an Open Letter led by Communication Disabilities Access Canada to call for communication supports for COVID patients who have pre-existing communication disabilities and people who cannot speak due to breathing support and ventilators.

April 7, 2020

ARCH signed an Open Letter led by the Income Security Advocacy Centre to raise social assistance rates and to exempt federal benefits from clawbacks.

April 3, 2020

ARCH signed an Open Letter led by the Alliance for Healthier Communities calling for access to Emergency Safe Supply in Ontario.

March 24, 2020

ARCH signed a letter calling on the Government of Canada to recognize the unique vulnerabilities of persons with disabilities and their families during COVID-19

Last Modified: August 2, 2022