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As a Matter of Fact: Poverty and Disability in Canada by Council of Canadians with Disabilities, 2009
Income Security
A short background document on the Participation and Activity Limitation Survey (PALS) 2006 survey providing information about people living on low incomes. Read more...
BC Disability Benefits Help Sheet by Disability Alliance BC, updated May, 2015
The Disability Alliance Coalition's Help Sheets are a series of self-help guides that help people learn about and access BC's disability benefits and programs. Read more...
Disability Without Poverty Network's Brief: What would it take to make British Columbia the most progressive jurisdiction for people living with disabilities? by DABC, 2014, 8pp
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Income Security
In March 2014, the Disability Without Poverty Network produced a brief entitled: What would it take to make British Columbia the most progressive jurisdiction for people living with disabilities? This brief is the DWPN's submission to the province's Disability White Paper consultation process. Read more...
Easy-Read Guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by written, designed and produced for Department for Work and Pensions by the ‘EasyRead’ service @ Inspired Services Publishing Ltd. ISL366/07
Thursday, November 1, 2007
An easy to read guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Read more...
Fact Sheet on Income, Income Support and Disability by Don Gallant, Canadian Association for Community Living, 2010
Income Security
Statistics, key issues and background on income, income support and disability. Read more...
Making it Real: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Canadian Association for Community Living, October, 2009
A call to action on ratification and implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Provides straight-forward, easy to read background information about the CRPD. Read more...
Poverty and Disability: Looking Inside a Tie that Really Binds by Cameron Crawford, IRIS
Monday, November 16, 2009
Income Security
Research from the Institute for Research on Inclusion and Society. Presented for the first time at the BCACL Poverty Forum on November 16, 2009. Read more...
The RDSP and People Receiving Social Assistance by Disability Alliance BC, 2012 50pp
Disability Alliance BC has produced a guide on how how people with a low income can benefit from the Registered Disability Savings Plan. Click on the link below to download the PDF. Read more...
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. “What the Convention endeavours to do," said Don MacKay, Chairman of the committee that negotiated Read more...