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
Please find below relevant documents for your information: – DAWN’s Factsheet about Poverty - Parliamentary Brief on Economic Security of Women in Canada to FEWO Committee – Council of Canadians with Disabilities piece “Gender Disability and Low Income” (English only) – DAWN Canada membership formView full article for FOR CRP SUMMIT 2017 ATTENDEES
Tackling systemic barriers is about collective responsibility and leadership This first issue of AMPLIFY is about recognizing the systemic barriers faced by women with disabilities and what those gaps mean to women who are already experiencing violence at the highest rates. With the close of the 16 Days Campaign for …Continue reading AMPLIFY: DAWN Canada Newsletter Winter 2017
Please find below relevant documents for your information: – The Centennial Flame Research Award report by Diane Driedger (English only) - DAWN Canada working with the Labour mouvement presentation - The Inclusive Practice Toolkit – DAWN Canada membership formView full article for FOR PSAC EQUITY CONFERENCE 2017 ATTENDEES
Canada is ‘celebrating’ 150 years in 2017. But where are we really as a country at 150 years? Depends who you are. With the highest rates of sexual violence and unemployment and a complete void in policy, programming and funding at every level of Government, women and girls with disabilities …Continue reading If we start today: Envisioning Equity for Women at Canada’s 160
Groundbreaking partnership in Quebec with CCRW (Canadian Centre for Rehabilitation and Work) focused on Young women with disabilities and employment! DAWN Canada is delighted to be partnering with the Canadian Centre for Rehabilitation and Work! This three year pilot project will be located in Montreal, funded by Employment, Skills …Continue reading Groundbreaking partnership in Quebec with CCRW
Recognizing the realities of girls with disabilities and Deaf girls in Canada, Girls without Barriers (funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation) is a project dedicated to of increasing the participation of girls with disabilities in girl-serving programs by developing outreach, curriculum, peer support models and approaches that are responsive to …Continue reading DAWN Canada and Girls Action Foundation team up !