Co-creating communities through collaborative research, education & development
The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS) is a non-profit, consumer-directed and university-affiliated national organization dedicated to disability issues. We are dedicated to re-envisioning—through collaborative research, education and development—meaningful and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of society—locally, provincially/territorially, nationally and internationally.
Find information on CCDS’ collaborative projects including research, education and development.
Follow CCDS’ efforts to affect collective impact with, and for, people with disabilities and their circles of support.
Support CCDS in our efforts to enhance the lives of people living with disabilities through realizing systemic change.
In June 2015, the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS) undertook project activities for the PeerZone Evaluation Project which was funded by CMHA Toronto and guided by the direction of the PeerZone Ontario Steering Committee, PeerZone Central and various stakeholders.
In 2015-2016, CCDS partnered with Association of Community Living Winnipeg to seek funding for the research and development phase of the tentatively named “Emergency Card Project”. The core team has since secured funding, and preliminary work has begun on the developmental phase of this project.
The concept of VisitAble Housing has been discussed in the United States since the 1980s. But there is still more work to be done to make it a reality in Canada. VisitAble Housing has three essential features on the main floor including: (i) a no step entrance; (ii) clear passageways; and, (iii) an accessible bathroom.
In 2016 CCDS began discussions with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) to develop an evaluation of their “Special Needs” project and “The Moving On Project” that support union members who have sons and daughters with special needs / disabilities. CUPW supported CCDS to develop an evaluation proposal during a preliminary planning phase.
CCDS was one of 89 organizations from 60 countries selected for this international award with over 336 nominations from 76 different countries. The awards were presented as part of the Zero Project Conference 2016 in Vienna, Austria. This Conference was organized by the Essl Foundation, the World Future Council and the European Foundation Centre at the United Nations (UN) in Vienna. Award winners were selected by international researchers and experts in the field of inclusive education information communication technology.
CANADIAN CENTRE ON DISABILITY STUDIES
226 Osborne Street North
CANADA R3C 1V4
PHONE: (204) 287-8411 EXT. 33
FAX: (204) 284-5343
TTY: (204) 475-6223
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