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The federal government committed to implement a plan to create a new Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP). This is an important first step in designing a strategy that is aimed at improving the lives of people with disabilities. Through a call for proposals, the government recently announced the next step in the design and creation of the DIAP. We are pleased to be partnering with Muscular Dystrophy Canada and Independent Living Canada to consult on and inform the development of Canada's first Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP). There are four specific pillars to the plan: Financial Security (i.e Canada Disability Benefit, fixing the DTC), Employment (a national employment strategy for PWD), Disability Inclusive Spaces, and A Modern Approach to Disability. While Inclusion Canada will provide partner support to all pillars, we will be specifically leading the work on the consultations for the Financial Security pillar of the project.
You can read more here on this collaborative work which aims to ensure all people in Canada have the opportunity to provide feedback for the plan.
Our involvement will ensure people of an intellectual disability and their families will be front and centre in these consultations and in the recommendations that will be brought forward to government. This important work will take place over the next 15 months and we will continue to keep you updated and informed on the progress and ways you can provide input.