Disabilities and Human Rights

Disabilities and Human Rights Group Logo

Disability and Human Rights Group is a forum for educating, raising awareness and discussing issues related to human rights and disabilities.

It was formed to provide an social forum for community members with disabilities and community members concerned with inclusion to respond to consultations on issues related to accessibility, disability and human rights and to plan events for the United Nations Day of Persons with Disabilities each December. 

Besides submissions regarding federal and provincial accessibility standards and legislation, the group has worked on a number of local issues to support people being advocates for greater access and mobility. 

Sidewalk Access and Safety Guidelines for property owners, service providers and the community as a whole.

Resources

Disability and Human Rights Group Brochure.

Meetings: 

Time: Second Wednesday of each month, from 1:30pm - 3:30pm 
(depending on group members' availability, changes are possible so make sure to contact Trudy Beaulne spckw@waterlooregion.org and be added to the group's communication list)

Location:  Social Development Centre Waterloo Region Office, 74 Frederick Street, Kitchener ON

Everyone is welcome! 

Committment to Access and Inclusion

The Social Development Centre Waterloo Region works to support inclusion and accessibility for persons with disabilities, their caregivers and agencies serving persons with disabilities in the Waterloo Region. Disabilities and Human Rights Group is as well a member of the Poverty Free Kitchener-Waterloo Action Group and contributes to the development of the local framework for measuring the successful poverty elimination outcomes.


For more Information

For more information about the Disabilities and Human Rights group, please contact Trudy Beaulne at spckw@waterlooregion.org.