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From December 1-3, we're celebrating the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Film festivals will be held in 5 locations across BC. Stay tuned for details!

Our new report shows the continued systemic use of restraint and seclusion in BC schools. Read more.

Watch our 60th Anniversary video that honours and remembers the civil rights history of people with intellectual disabilities in BC. Read more about our history here.

Obama Announces that US will sign UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilties

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President Obama announced on July 25 that the United States of America will sign the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

The Government of Canada is currently hosting a public consultation on the convention: If you haven't had a chance to make your voice heard please do so by visiting the HRSDC website. The consultation closes this Friday, July 31, 2009.

The Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is taking this opportunity to launch a Call to Action on making the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) a reality.

For more information on the UN Convention and to find out how you can get involved, read CACL's Call to Action.