This government has promised to implement policy through a “disability lens”. This is – and I can not stress this enough – not happening right now. They can’t say they make decisions with a “disability lens” in Canada if they just banned plastic straws. How much has the disability community screamed about their need for…Read More Disabled People Need Plastic Straws To Live
Disabled Canadians talking right now about how they hope the new promised disability benefits are at least closer to the poverty line TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DISABILITY RIGHTS IN CANADARead More The Need For Disability Benefit Reform
Yes, I haven’t posted for a couple months and no, I don’t mind. Being able to simply survive during a pandemic is a success in it’s own right, let alone being able to survive with CRPS in a pandemic. I am also a student and uh, did you know I have CRPS? Ugh. Okay but…Read More Wearing a mask is the least you can do.
The disability community had been anxiously waiting for a “big announcement” made by Justin Trudeau on June 5th. When we heard it, the all too familiar collective frustration and sadness overwhelmed us. Check out the replies to Minister Carla Qualtrough’s announcement tweet to see what I mean.👇 Needless to say, disabled people are upset. The…Read More Canada’s performative “disability lens” pandemic relief
The Emergency Response Benefit was announced today. This means most Canadian citizens will receive a $2,000 benefit per month for the next four months during this pandemic. Amazing! We are incredibly privileged to have this in Canada. I’m sure that this will calm many stresses that people have been rightfully expressing around their finances in…Read More Institutionalized Ableism and Liveable Disability Benefits
Accessibility doesn’t have to be radical. It doesn’t have to be a far reach. It can be the norm. We all have big things on our minds right now. These are uncertain times. Things continue to get more serious by the day. It feels weird to talk about anything other than the coronavirus pandemic right…Read More What new accessibility measures could mean for the disabled population.
I started a hashtag on twitter yesterday. There were many of us sharing stories. I was talking about how it feels as a disabled person to see so many accommodations being made to the public in response to coronavirus, when a lot of those same accommodations “could not” be made in the past despite the…Read More What is #AccessibilityForAbleds and why does it matter?
Welcome to the first province/territory we will cover in this series – “Marriage Equality by Province”. You will be able to find your province/territory and see how marriage or cohabitation with a common law spouse will affect your application for provincial/territorial disability benefits. I live in British Columbia, where I first started to understand just…Read More British Columbia – Marriage Equality by Province
Chronic illness and pain life can be hard, friends. I’ve had some serious ups and downs since developing illness. How long did it take you to find other chronic pain people ? I tried to start a chronic pain support group in my community but that didn’t last. Eventually I figured out that all the…Read More Welcome to the site! Let me tell you why I’m here.