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Roadmap for the National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence

This report is the result of intense strategic engagement and analysis that took place over three months in early 2021 with anti-violence experts from across Canada representing 1000 person-years of experience and knowledge in the areas of violence against women (VAW) and gender-based violence (GBV). IRIS was a contributor to this report.

Serious Problems Experienced by Diverse People with Disabilities: Western Canada – A Qualitative Study

This report was written by IRIS’ Doris Rajan for Justice Canada during the onset of the pandemic in 2020.  Justice Canada, in partnership with other federal government departments and Statistics Canada, conduct the general population Canadian Legal Problems Survey, however it was determined that there was a need to gather more information on certain marginalized … Continued

Help Wanted – Ending Sheltered Work in Canada

About the report This is a report on research undertaken as part of People First of Canada’s initiative Help Wanted – Sheltered Workshops and the Steps to Ending Employment Segregation in Canada. The project aims to build awareness about the ongoing realities of sheltered work across Canada, create alternatives to sheltered work, and build capacity … Continued

Supported Decision Making A Roadmap For Reform In Newfoundland & Labrador – Summary Report

IRIS was engaged by the Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living, on behalf of the provincial ‘Steering Committee on Citizenship and Legal Capacity for All’ to: identify key issues and barriers to legal capacity; recommend directions for reform; and outline a ‘roadmap’ to implement them. The review involved focus groups and key informant interviews … Continued

Supported Decision Making A Roadmap For Reform In Newfoundland & Labrador – Final Report

IRIS was engaged by the Newfoundland and Labrador Association for Community Living, on behalf of the provincial ‘Steering Committee on Citizenship and Legal Capacity for All’ to: identify key issues and barriers to legal capacity; recommend directions for reform; and outline a ‘roadmap’ to implement them. The review involved focus groups and key informant interviews … Continued

Toronto – A Place to Call Our Own: EMPOWERING WOMEN TO TAKE ACTION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

This report outlines the results of research conducted through a collaborative initiative led by Riverdale Immigrant Women’s Centre, the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation and the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society, entitled: Toronto – A Place to Call Our Own: Empowering Women to Take Action for Affordable Housing. The initiative … Continued

Concerns with Expanding Access to Medical Assistance in Dying: A Review of Evidence

IRIS has issued a review titled, “Concerns with Expanding Access to Medical Assistance in Dying: A Review of Evidence”. This review of evidence examines a wide range of evidence that points to substantial legal, ethical and social concerns with expanding access to medical assistance in dying for mature minors, through advance directives, and based solely on … Continued

Six Key Elements for an Inclusive Labour Market

Despite research suggesting the positive benefits associated with the employment of people with developmental disabilities historically, this group of individuals has disproportionately low levels of job attainment.  This research paper focuses on the positive outcomes of those who have employed individuals with developmental disabilities, as well as best practices that have been implemented, and explores … Continued

Income Sources Report IRIS & CCD

Statistics show that people with disabilities of working age are more likely to live below the poverty line than those without disabilities. The clearest factor in the income disparities between those with disabilities and those without is the component of social assistance. This report provides a statistical look at the personal income sources of people … Continued

Employment Program Best Practices

This paper is a review of best practices that have been implemented in organizations who support persons with disabilities in the labour market. The report includes tips on how to overcome barriers which may arise when one tries to employ individuals with disabilities. By demonstrating key socio-demographic and disability-specific factors, the aim of the research … Continued