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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

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

Book Launch Event: Legal Capacity, Disability and Human Rights

Join IRIS on August 10th at 6pm EDT to announce the book launch of Legal Capacity, Disability and Human Rights! This international collection of essays on the right to legal capacity was co-edited by Dr. Nicolás Espejo Yaksic and our very own Dr. Michael Bach. Hosted by the Human Rights Division, today it will be … Continued