‘It’s a sad situation’: Developer creating shared housing for the physical disabled – Halifax

‘It’s a sad situation’: Developer creating shared housing for the physical disabled - Halifax

A development company in Halifax says fixing the housing problem young adults with physical disabilities are experiencing is “very simple,” and is prepared to show the province exactly what they mean. EcoGreen Homes has an office on Gottingen Street near Cornwallis Street, just a few steps from one of their already underway construction projects. They’re […]

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N.S. inquiry finds that hospital violated human rights of people with disabilities – Halifax

N.S. inquiry finds that hospital violated human rights of people with disabilities - Halifax

A human rights inquiry has found that the human rights of three people with intellectual disabilities were violated by confining them in a Nova Scotia hospital ward for more than a decade. The applicants in the case – Beth MacLean, Joseph Delaney and the late Sheila Livingstone – had argued that the province should have […]

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‘It’s basically a warehouse for the dying’: Nova Scotians call for overhaul of long-term care homes – Halifax

Disability advocate Joanne Larade speaking at a panel discussion in Halifax.

A panel of disability advocates spoke to a crowd of more than 100 people on Thursday night, outlining their concerns over the lack of options related to dedicated housing for people with physical disabilities. They’re calling on the government to step up and provide funding that would ensure that the living situations of people with […]

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Advocates say disturbing video of N.S. school bullying shows people with disabilities are devalued

Advocates say disturbing video of N.S. school bullying shows people with disabilities are devalued

Advocates say a disturbing video showing a Cape Breton teen’s classmate walking over him in a stream demonstrates how the lives of people with disabilities are often devalued. Brett Corbett, who has cerebral palsy, told his mother Terri McEachern that he has forgiven the bullies who apologized to him, but he still feels unsafe returning […]

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‘We feel like we’re the forgotten population’: N.S. disability advocate calls for dedicated care homes – Halifax

‘We feel like we’re the forgotten population’: N.S. disability advocate calls for dedicated care homes - Halifax

Joanne Larade has lived in the same long-term care home for four years, and while she says the staff are well-trained, friendly and helpful, each day is a challenge. “I have more in common with the staff of course, because they’re my age,” she explained. Joanne is disabled and requires assistance to live her life. […]

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Halifax advocate wheels down Robie Street to highlight accessibility issues – Halifax

Halifax advocate wheels down Robie Street to highlight accessibility issues - Halifax

In ancient Greek mythology, Odysseus traveled for ten years to return home after the fall of Troy. On Wednesday, Brian George ended a different sort of odyssey with a seven-kilometre trek down one of Halifax’s longest and busiest streets. “I’m starting here at the corner of Robie and Gainsborough and I’m wheeling all the way […]

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Closing arguments heard at N.S. inquiry as people with disabilities allege housing discrimination

Closing arguments heard at N.S. inquiry as people with disabilities allege housing discrimination

A lengthy inquiry which is considering whether the Nova Scotia government violated human rights by housing people with disabilities in a hospital for over a decade is hearing closing arguments Tuesday. Beth MacLean and Joseph Delaney have testified the Department of Community Services violated the province’s Human Rights Act by forcing them to remain at […]

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Nova Scotia announces plans to support accessibility law passed in 2017 – Halifax

Nova Scotia announces plans to support accessibility law passed in 2017 - Halifax

Nova Scotia has announced the next steps to reach its goal of making the province more accessible for those with disabilities by 2030. Justice Minister Mark Furey has released an implementation strategy for the province’s Accessibility Act, passed in April 2017. READ MORE: Human rights board of inquiry finds N.S. failed to enforce accessible bathroom regulation […]

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