Expanding the Circle: Monitoring the Human Rights of Indigenous, First Nations, Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis People with Disabilities in Canada: Site Report

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York Institute for Health Research - York University

Expanding the Circle is a project focused on expanding the conversation about what access to human rights looks like for Indigenous, First Nations, Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis people with disabilities in Canada. This name acknowledges that we honour all of our relations and ancestors who came before us and the future generations that will benefit from our actions today. We are grateful that Indigenous, First Nations, Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis people have added their knowledge to the worldwide efforts towards the entrenchment of the rights of persons with disabilities. We are writing to share this knowledge with you.
 
The Expanding the Circle reports include:

Site Report – The Site Report combines the findings of the interviews with the systemic report to give a comprehensive picture of the human rights of Indigenous, First Nations, Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis people with disabilities in Ontario. To honour people’s stories and to honour the seven generations, we have included a list of recommendations. The report also provides a background on the Expanding the Circle project. http://drpi.research.yorku.ca/north-america/north-america-publications-resources/expanding-the-circle-monitoring-the-human-rights-of-indigenous-first-nations-aboriginal-inuit-and-metis-people-with-disabilities-in-canada-site-report/

Snapshot - The Snapshot reviews literature concerning Indigenous, First Nations, Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis people with disabilities using a human rights lens and it suggests further avenues for research, community development and for developing. It was completed in the first year of our project to inform our work and to share current gaps and major issues within the system in order to foster responsive and inclusive practices that may support the meaningful realization of rights. http://drpi.research.yorku.ca/north-america/north-america-publications-resources/expanding-the-circle-aboriginal-people-with-disabilities-know-their-rights/

Systemic Report - The Systemic Report looks at the roots of discrimination with a focus on 1) Access to the physical environment, transportation, information and communications; 2) Education; 3) Health, and 4) Cultural Life. This report provides details on laws, policies and programmes in Canada and Ontario that affect the rights of Indigenous, First Nations, Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis people with disabilities. It draws attention to gaps and deficiencies in the legislative and policy framework. http://drpi.research.yorku.ca/north-america/north-america-publications-resources/expanding-the-circle-monitoring-the-human-rights-of-indigenous-first-nations-aboriginal-inuit-and-metis-people-with-disabilities-in-canada-systemic-report/

Expanding the Circle reports can be found on the DRPI website: http://drpi.research.yorku.ca/north-america/north-america-publications-resources/

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For more information please contact:
Emily Hostland
Projects Coordinator
York Institute for Health Research
York UniversityT 416.736.2100 ext 20712 F 416.736.5986 hostland@yorku.ca