Disabilities and Human Rights

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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 a 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. 

NEW: 2019 VIDEO PROJECT AND PARTICIPANTS' STORIES

Turning UP DHR Voice

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activities 

Deep Breathing Practice (2019) is a weekly session that welcomes lived experience advocates to explore and work with their breath to enhance their wellbeing and responses to day to day challenges. We have been at St John Church and St John Kitchen in downtown Kitchener on Tuesdays this spring, and currently, you can join the sessions on Wednesday's at the Civic Hub 10am to 12pm every week with the Spiritual Heritage Educational Network

2019 City of Kitchener Residential ByLaw Review - incited a conversation about the expectations of persons with disabilities amidst the development and intensification, protection of the human rights and creation of affordable housing. 

2019 Ontario Pre-budget Submission. Changes to the Ontario Disability Program are of grave concern for many. This is why the group members held a number of discussions to create this thoughtful submission to Ontario Government.

City should treat sidewalks snow removal as a human rights issue, Jul 13, 2018, Waterloo Region Record, Readers Write. 

  • Since 2007, Disabilities and Human Rights Group has been a part of the broad community dialogue with municipal decision-makers through the Pedestrian Charter Steering Committee, and one of the best written letters to all three city councils in 2011 is here for you to read and decide how applicable it is today: Request for Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge Snowclearing By-law Review.

Mapping Project: Pedestrian Crossings along Light Rail Transit (LRT) route (2017-2018), understanding and sharing pedestrians’ experience (on foot or wheels) of the new ION infrastructure.

Photovoice: Gentrification & Downtown Kitchener Change (2017), a study explores the impact of urban change on pedestrian access.

Sidewalk Access and Safety Guidelines  (2016) for property owners, service providers and the community as a whole.

Downtown Change Photovoice

Resources

Disability and Human Rights Group Brochure.

Meetings: 

Time: Second Wednesday of each month, from 1:30pm - 3:30pm 

Location:  Social Development Centre Waterloo Region Office, 23 Water Street North, Kitchener

Everyone is welcome!  


For more Information

For more information about the Disabilities and Human Rights group, please contact Brad Ullner at admin@waterlooregion.org.