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Building Solidarity from the Margins

IRIS continues our partnerships with the Saint John Human Development Council, Across Boundaries: An Ethnoracial Mental Health Centre (Toronto), Inclusion Winnipeg; Warriors Against Violence Society (Vancouver), Institut National pour L’Equité -L’Equalité -L’Inclusion (Montréal); and Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society (Iqaluit) to support the work and growth of Local Safety & Inclusion Solidarity Networks (LSISN) that have … Continued

IRIS Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023

IRIS is honoured and proud to be joining with our partners and friends from diverse disability and Deaf communities in Canada and around the world in marking December 3rd, International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We both recognize immense accomplishments of the disability rights movement and the struggles that lie ahead. The UN Convention on … Continued

Celebrating National Truth & Reconciliation Day 2023

Last week in Saint John New Brunswick, IRIS hosted a national event that brought diverse Indigenous peoples together from across the country with people with disabilities, d/Deaf people and/or racialized and refugee people. Through this event we learned about many truths… often difficult to hear. It became clear by the end of our two-day event, … Continued

IRIS and BDO Canada – Partnering to improve accessibility and inclusion in the workplace

IRIS is pleased to be partnering with BDO Canada on a new initiative to improve accessibility and inclusion in the workplace. BDO Canada and IRIS are set to co-design a first-of-its-kind audit tool that will set a baseline for accessibility in the workplace. This specialized Accessibility Engagement Audit Tool will help employers identify barriers and … Continued

September 20-21- REGISTER TODAY! Building Solidarity from the Margins: A Community Forum

You are invited to attend two amazing events happening in Saint John New Brunswick on the evening of Wednesday September 20th and from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Thursday September 21st. Both events are free of charge, but you need to register. If you have any questions and/or need more information, please feel free … Continued

Register Now! The Accessibility Exchange Information Session – June 7 1-2 p.m. AT Saint John, NB

Register here: https://forms.office.com/r/SrRKh2nLFE  Be a Paid Consultant on The Accessibility Exchange! If you are persons with disability, Deaf person, a supporter or a disability organization this information session will be of interest to you! The Accessibility Exchange is an online platform designed to assist federally regulated organizations (such as Government of Canada departments, banks, phone/internet providers, … Continued

LIVE & ONLINE Event at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights in Winnipeg – June 27, 2023

It’s time to hear our stories … The Event Dialogues on the Edge – Point of Entry. This is a showcase of multidisciplinary performances to learn about the experiences of Indigenous, Black, refugee, Deaf peoples, and people with disabilities. This event will offer the rare opportunity for individuals in Canada to understand the unique experiences … Continued

OCASI Initiative To End Gender Based Violence – Virtual Roundtable: Gender-Based Violence & Racialized Migrant People with Disabilities and Deaf People

Date: Friday, March 31, 2023 Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST Learn More & Register here: https://oca.si/GBV-Roundtable-M31

International Women’s Day!

This IWD IRIS would like to tip our hats to the amazing team at Elevate Resiliency! For Black History Month they hosted the Elevated Woman: Black History Month Celebration on February 17th in Scarborough at CEE (Careers, Education and Empowerment) – Centre for Young Black Professionals.   Thank you to the phenomenal Laura Hammond and Alisha … Continued

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