In the recent Throne Speech was the acknowledgement by the federal government that COVID-19 has not only disproportionately affected Canadians with disabilities but laid bare long-standing challenges for persons with disabilities to access adequate programs and benefits. The government’s response to what the community has long known is a commitment to establish a Canadian Disability Benefit.
This is great news but we can’t just sit back and celebrate. We need to get educated because the federal government is going to start working on the details of the Disability Benefit program soon. When they do, we want to be able to tell them what the disability community wants, how the Disability Benefit should be shaped and how it can best serve the interests of people who live the reality every day.
Below is the recording of the webinar series that aired in October, 2020.
To register for the second part of this series, click here: https://planinstitute.ca/learning-series-canadian-disability-benefit/