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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

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

University of Toronto panel discussion, “The Occasional Human Sacrifice: Medical Experimentation and the Price of Saying No.”

On June 18th, join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion exploring the complex ethical terrain of medical experimentation, inspired by the groundbreaking insights from Professor Carl Elliott’s recent work, “The Occasional Human Sacrifice: Medical Experimentation and the Price of Saying No.” Beginning with the public health worker who exposed the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and ending … Continued

Celebrating National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) 2024

National AccessAbility Week 2024 This week, in partnership with Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society IRIS hosted a panel discussion about the issues of diverse BIPOC people with disabilities and Deaf people.   Recording of the panel discussion: National AccessAbility Week Panel Discussion: The Experiences of BIPOC People with Disabilities IRIS’ work is grounded in removing barriers to … Continued

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

The R Word – Documentary, 2009

They have been called “village idiots”, “imbeciles”, “fools”, “sub-humans” and “retards”. They have been incarcerated and abused in prisons and institutions. They have been feared and misunderstood for centuries. They are people with intellectual disabilities. Directed by Pierre Tétrault, The “R” Word tells us stories of three generations of families and individuals, their incredible stories … 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