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Black History Month & Local Safety & Inclusion Solidarity Networks

IRIS has collaborated with two community organizations involved in the Local Safety & Inclusion Solidarity Networks in Saint John and Toronto to engage community in Black History Month celebrations!   We are very excited for the events that are lined up during Black History Month.   The first event entitled Elevated Woman: Black History Month Celebration is … Continued

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022

IRIS is pleased to join millions of Canadians, and billions of people around the world, in recognizing International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This is a time to celebrate accomplishments, reflect on issues still to be confronted, and chart a path for the year ahead. At IRIS we are pleased to announce the coming launch … Continued

Trafficking & Indigenous women with Intellectual, Cognitive and Psychosocial Disabilities: Promising Preventative Practices

IRIS- Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society has been in partnership with NWRCT- Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto for several years working on various projects. Our most recent project is titled, Trafficking & Indigenous women with Intellectual, Cognitive and Psychosocial Disabilities: Promising Preventative Practices. Trafficking has and continues to be, responsible for … Continued

June Update: Saint John, NB – Local Safety & Inclusion Solidarity Network (LSISN)

News from Saint John, New BrunswickBy Sue Davis, Local Coordinator What is a Local Safety and Inclusion Solidarity Network (LSISN)? Why would I want to join such a network? These topics were explored in Saint John on June 1st at an information meeting hosted by the Human Development Council and IRIS – Institute for Research … Continued

Celebrate National AccessAbility Week with IRIS!

Visit us at The Accessibility Exchange – Building an Inclusive and Accessible Canada This year, consistent with the theme for NAAW 2022 ‘Disability Inclusive from the Start,’ IRIS is pleased to announce The Accessibility Exchange – an online platform will bring people with Disabilities, Deaf people, their supporters and organizations together with federally regulated organizations … Continued

The First Annual Canadian Congress on Disability Inclusion by Employment and Social Development Canada – CCIH-CCDI

We are so excited to announce “The Accessibility Exchange” project will have a virtual booth in the upcoming Canadian Congress on Disability Inclusion’s Career Fair & Innovation Showcase! Please join us on May 26-27: https://pheedloop.com/CCA2022/site/register/ “The Accessibility Exchange” is an online platform designed to assist federally regulated organizations (FROs) in finding and recruiting diverse people … Continued