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Special Webinar: Upholding Rights of People with Disabilities during COVID

June 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Free
A panel discussion + Q&A exploring how the rights of people with disabilities can be upheld to foster equity in COVID-19 policy responses.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many existing inequities and surfaced new barriers for members of the disability community in Canada.

Join us for a panel discussion and Q&A exploring some of the challenges faced by members of the disability community, and how disability rights can be upheld to foster equity in our COVID-19 policy responses, featuring:

  • Jewelles Smith (Chairperson of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities and PhD Candidate),
  • Miles Stratholt (Senior Policy Analyst, Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training),
  • Heather Walkus (Human Rights Advocate and co-founder of The Coalition of People Who Use Guide and Service Dogs in Canada) and
  • Eileen Davidson (patient advocate and Ambassador for the Arthritis Society).

Online Webinar Info

ASL interpretation and closed captioning will be provided, and a recording and transcript of the webinar will be sent to registrants afterwards.

Code of Conduct and Inclusion Expectation

This is an inclusive event. By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to engage with organizers and others guests at the event in a respectful manner. Offensive or discriminatory behaviour and/or language toward event organizers and other guests will not be tolerated. Such behaviour may result in the removal or banning of the individual(s) from future events.