Empower U Webinar: Right to Education, Perspectives of Post-Secondary Student Leaders With Disabilities, January 22nd!
Join the Nothing About Us Without Us: Empower U, Learn to Access Your Disability Rights team for Empower U webinars to get more in-depth information about the rights of persons with disabilities in Canada, and how various organizations use human rights perspective to ensure rights, inclusion and equality of persons with disabilities.
Our first webinar is on the Right to Education, Perspectives of Post-Secondary Student Leaders With Disabilities on Wednesday, January 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. Captioning will be provided.
Speakers: Morgan Sears, Cody Joy & Julia Abundo, Managing Team, Memorial University Disability Information Support Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Nadia Kanani, Advocacy and Finance Coordinator, Students for Barrier-free Access, University of Toronto
Kat Kahnert-Wolchak, Coordinator, York Federation of Students Access Centre, York University
Register for the webinar here: https://secure.neads.ca/register/en.php?id=20ON
On the day of the webinar access the session through this Zoom meeting link:
https://zoom.us/j/119496434 Meeting ID: 119-496-434 (No password needed)
Optional teleconference: 1-647-558-0588
Meeting ID: 119-496-434 (then press #)
Participant ID: None required (just press #)
Description: A series of ten webinars will offer training for people with disabilities who are willing to make a commitment to share their knowledge in their communities / organizations with their peers for the purpose of increased awareness of how to remedy discrimination using more familiar (Human Rights Codes) and newer instruments (United Nations Convention on The Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD) and the CRPD's Optional Protocol to train other people to do likewise.
• To increase the number of Canadians with disabilities, particularly youth with disabilities and people with disabilities from ethno-cultural communities, who are knowledgeable about available human rights remedies to discrimination and how to access these remedies
• To increase capacity of Canadians with disabilities to share that knowledge with their peers so that more people across Canada (particularly with disabilities and multi-ethnic communities) will have the information necessary to navigate the systems where Canadians can seek redress for discrimination
Learning Outcomes - At the end of the training participants will have:
• In-depth knowledge of how to use United Nations Convention on The Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD) and the Optional Protocol, as well as Human Rights Codes and the Accessible Canada Act
• In-depth understanding of how to access and navigate the systems where Canadians with disabilities can seek redress from discrimination
Webinars will be held every Wednesday at 1.00 pm EST from January 22 to March 25, 2020. Recordings will be available to participants after webinars.
About the Project:
The project Nothing About Us Without Us: Empower U, Learn to Access Your Disability Rights is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and implemented by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) in collaboration with the Canadian Multicultural Disability Centre Inc. (CMDCI), Citizens With Disabilities – Ontario (CWDO), the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) and the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS).