Vision

Our vision is an inclusive, accessible Canada for all people living with disabilities as guided foremost by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

In our vision, Canada actively upholds and protects the equality of rights, enables equitable participation and opportunities, and demonstrates respect for and protects the dignity of all people living with disabilities, their families and significant others throughout Canadian society.

Mission

The Persons Living with disAbilities Committee pro-actively promotes the inclusion, equity and interests of people with visible and invisible disabilities within all aspects of the NDP and Canadian society. We engage with persons living with disabilities, their families and allies and with civil society organizations to increase the political participation of people living with disabilities, and to support the NDP’s electoral success and implementation of a more just, equal and sustainable Canada for the common good.

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NDP Policy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Persons Living with disAbilities Committee crafted new policy for the NDP on the rights of persons with disabilities and submitted it for consideration at the Edmonton 2016 Convention. Delegates at the Convention passed this new policy unanimously. This policy provides both clarity and direction on how the NDP will address disability issues and the inequalities experienced by people living with disabilities.

We invite you to read and share our progressive policy: http://disability.ndp.ca/content/policy

The disAbility Lens

A newsletter of the NDP Persons Living with disAbilities Committee, the disAbility Lens discusses political and policy issues through a disability lens. Each edition includes an editorial, feature articles and an update from the Critic for Persons with Disabilities, Cheryl Hardcastle.

We invite you to look through our newsletters and send any comments to disability@ndp.ca

July 2015

This issue focuses on several aspects of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the NDP commitment to the CRPD.

December 2014

The inaugural issue of the disAbility Lens focuses on who we are and what we do, with an emphasis on our work to increase the political participation of people with disabilities.

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enAble Fund

The enAble fund was established by the NDP Persons Living with disAbilities Committee to provide financial support to NDP candidates living with visible and invisible disabilities. The fund helps with general campaign expenses as well as disability-related costs. Additionally, any NDP candidate may receive financial support for campaign expenditures for specific outreach and engagement with persons living with disabilities.

Support us in making a difference – every contribution helps and may be eligible for a generous tax credit for you. Your contribution to this fund can be made here.