High School Transition

Non-Governmental Organizations

Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD)

This organization, founded in 1976, is Canadaís largest group for people with disabilities. The CCD aims to ensure people with disabilities have the same rights as everyone, in basic needs, employment and education. The Councilís membership includes consumer groups at the national and provincial levels. NEADS is a member group of CCD and has a seat at its council table. Many of its provincial member groups are profiled in this guide. The CCDís advocacy projects have made the concerns of people with disabilities known both at home and across the globe. The organization has achieved success protecting disability rights in the Charter and the Canadian Human Rights Act, and provides interventions for people with disabilities in key court cases focusing on accommodation and privacy.

Council of Canadians with Disabilities
926-294 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, RC3 OB9
Tel/TTY: (204) 947-0303
Email: ccd@pcs.mb.ca
Web site: www.pcs.mb.ca/~ccd