welcome to the disability
without poverty movement
We are a movement led by people with disabilities supported by our families, friends, service providers, allies and organizations.
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On November 11, 2022, Disability Without Poverty submitted the following brief to HUMA, the Government of Canada’s Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities, outlining our recommendations with respect to Bill C-22, the Canada Disability Benefit.
Disability Without Poverty asks MPs and Senators to accelerate this bill through Parliament. Working together, let’s help end disability poverty so that people with disabilities can live with basic dignity.
Our delegation of ten people were in Ottawa October 17 to 19 to meet with representatives from all parties, including MPs, Senators, as well as opposition critics. October 17 was the International Day to Eradicate poverty and we wanted to spotlight disability poverty given that 41% of people living in poverty are disabled and 50% of people facing food insecurity are disabled.
our three actions
To make the Canada Disability Benefit a reality, we need:
- A united disability movement
- The support of all Canadians
- To work closely with federal, provincial and territorial governments