When siblings become caretakers they often lack adequate supports and resources

When siblings become caretakers they often lack adequate supports and resources

Individuals with developmental disabilities are living longer than ever A combination of better medical care and good lives in the community have led to longer life expectancies for individuals with a developmental disability – that’s a good news story. But many are now outliving their parents who have taken care of them over their lifetimes. […]

More spending on health care is an expensive way to buy health

More spending on health care is an expensive way to buy health

It is time to re-think our budgeting   It’s budget season and Canadian provincial governments are continuing the tradition of spending more on health care than any other single portfolio. For example, Alberta spends almost half of its provincial budget on health – an estimated $22 billion this year – which is more than any […]

“What happens to our sons and daughters with disabilities when we die?”

“What happens to our sons and daughters with disabilities when we die?”

Fix the RDSP and close the poverty gap of Canadians with disabilities   Canada’s Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is the first poverty-fighting tool for people with disabilities in the world. This remarkable example of federal/provincial/territorial cooperation, which was created in 2008, has already changed the lives of more than 150,000 Canadians with disabilities. Unfortunately, […]

Providing benefits not burdens

Providing benefits not burdens

“What gets measured gets done”

“What gets measured gets done”

It’s time to tear down the “welfare wall” for persons with disabilities

It’s time to tear down the “welfare wall” for persons with disabilities

How the Ontario government traps those with disabilities into lives of poverty

How the Ontario government traps those with disabilities into lives of poverty

Three things the federal government can do to improve the Registered Disability Savings Plan

Three things the federal government can do to improve the Registered Disability Savings Plan

Many of us in the disability community were pleasantly surprised when the Liberal party promised to create a National Disabilities Act that would safeguard disability rights, reduce systemic barriers and establish a foundation of opportunity for those affected by disability.