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CDA Consultations: National Youth Forum

peelertrudeau Alex Peeler wrote for us about his petition for a National Assistance Program for Persons with Disabilities. This was shortly before he was heading to Ottawa to participate in the National Youth Forum for the CDA consultation process. Here he recounts his experience:

I applied for the National Youth Forum in August after hearing about the consultations for the Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA) through Muscular Dystrophy Canada. I decided to apply because I have always been an active advocate for persons with disabilities and saw this as an opportunity to put my passion for advocacy to good use. Then, in early October, I received an email from the Minister of Sport and Disability, Carla Qualtrough, saying that I had been chosen to participate in the consultations. I was very excited and proceeded to make the necessary arrangements for my trip to Ottawa.

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Fighting for a National Assistance Program for Canadians with Disabilities

The petition has been tabled by the House of Commons. To review the discussion, please visit here.

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tumblr_naubxpi8eo1tubinno1_1280I first started my petition on Change.org back in November 2015 after writing a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau asking him to implement a National Assistance Program for Canadians with Disabilities. The purpose of the petition is to implement legislation that will provide all Canadians living with a disability with the equipment and services they require to live functional lives. This directly complements the impending Canadians with Disabilities Act (CDA)- which aims to create an accessible and inclusive Canada – as such a program would help to fulfill that purpose by providing the supports necessary to allow all Canadians living with a disability to contribute to society regardless of ability.

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