The DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) / Réseau d’action de femmes handicapées (RAFH) Canada is a national cross-disability feminist organization serving women with disabilities and Deaf women in Canada for more than 30 years. DAWN has a mandate to represent the concerns of disabled women and girls to a range of …Continue reading We are hiring!
Why are People with Disabilities Being Given Help to Die, Instead of Help to Live? People with disabilities and their caregivers are at risk for being made to say yes to Medical Assistance in Dying when they don’t want to. On 24 July 2017, CBC reported a …Continue reading Why are People with Disabilities Being Given Help to Die, Inst…
Canada is ‘celebrating’ 150 years in this year. But with the highest rates of sexual violence and unemployment and an historically persistent void, or should we say abyss in policy, programming and funding at every level of government, what do Canadian women and girls with disabilities have to …Continue reading What do women with disabilities have to celebrate at Canada’…
Bonnie Brayton is honoured to have been selected to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program at World Learning #IVLP educational tour “Healing the Wounds of Trafficking: A Project for Canada” hosted by the United States Department of State and administered by World Learning. Participants on the IVLP …Continue reading Trafficking: Impact on People with Disabilities
We have assembled a list of DAWN Canada resources for participants in the International Visitor Learning Program’s Healing the Wounds of Trafficking Tour, hosted by the United States Department of State, June 19 – July 7, 2017. Additional resources from other sources are listed below. DAWN Canada Resources on violence, …Continue reading Information for IVLP Healing the Wounds of Trafficking Partners
In September 2013, DAWN Canada prepared a series of recommendations for the inclusion of people with disabilities in The Victims Bill of Rights. Our recommendations are based on years of work done by disability activists/leaders who have been fighting to ensure greater protections and supports for individual victims of …Continue reading SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES WHO ARE VICTIMS OF CRIME
For Mother’s Day this year we interviewed Jewelles Smith for her views on the main issues facing women with disabilities who are mothers. Jewelles is currently completing her PhD on mothering and disability at the University of British Columbia. She is DAWN Canada’s BC Project Coordinator. Question: Both …Continue reading How do disabled mothers experience the world?
The DisAbled Women’s Network (DAWN) / Réseau d’action de femmes handicapées (RAFH) Canada is a national cross-disability feminist organization serving women with disabilities and Deaf women in Canada for more than 30 years. DAWN has a mandate to represent the concerns of disAbled women and girls to a range of …Continue reading Research and Communications Assistant
When it comes to taking care of an aging parent, sometimes the best place for mom or dad is your own home. With a parent all set to move in, you’re ready to accept the challenge of caring for a loved one with health issues. To make it a little …Continue reading Being a caregiver doesn’t have to be taxing
Canadians with disabilities and the people supporting them know that the cost of overcoming barriers can really add up over the years. That’s why the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers credits and benefits for Canadians with disabilities and their caregivers. These can help lower costs over time, from childhood, through …Continue reading Making tax time accessible for all Canadians