Using the CRPD to Advance the Right to Health - Join us for an Empower U webinar to learn more about the right to health on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Join us for an Empower U webinar overviewing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the right to health on Wednesday, February 26th from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. This webinar will be taking place in English.
Melanie Benard will be leading the conversation on the right to health.
Melanie Benard is a disability rights lawyer and consultant. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD). She currently chairs CCD’s Subcommittee on Mental Health. She also sits on CCD’s Human Rights and International Committees. Melanie is the Vice-Chair of the City of Ottawa’s Accessibility Advisory Committee. She is the co-founder of Québec Accessible, a grassroots initiative advocating for strong provincial accessibility legislation in Quebec. Melanie was involved in the consultations and research leading up to the adoption of Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act. She currently works as the National Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Canadian Health Coalition.
Date and Time for the Webinar:
Our sixth webinar is on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 1.00 pm to 2:00 pm EST. Captioning will be provided.
Register for the webinar by following this link:
Join the webinar by following this 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 of the Empower U Webinars: 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.
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.
•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
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).