On June 8th, the anniversary of a very serious traffic accident now 36 years ago, Roger B. Jones, “the Ability Guy” reflects on living with a disability and the events that have defined the year that was.
Statement: We welcome and support the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) policy shift in the last few years to be trans-inclusive and we cannot let this work go anywhere but forward. We recognize that several of the women who wrote a recent Open Letter to CAEFS share that they are formerly incarcerated, and we honour their experience and pain. We do not support their discriminatory comments about incarcerated trans women, nor their assumptions about who speaks for incarcerated and criminalized women, or their calls for the creation of new prisons for trans people.
There’s so little in terms of support for single parents taking care of children with functional needs. Single mom Jennifer Pratt writes about the obstacles she encountered when she tried to qualify for respite services.
In the fall of 2020 the federal government announced a “new Canadian Disability Benefit modeled after the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors”. Reporter Kendall Worth speaks with Sherry Costa of the NS League for Equal Opportunities about how the League plans to engage first voices, family, friends and allies in Nova Scotia.
Gabrielle Peters reflects on accessibility, the totally unique and amazing Bill C-7 filibuster, the silence of the left, and crip culture, crip space, crip love and crip rage.
“What’s going on in the military,” Judy Haiven asks as we find out that there were 581 sexual assaults in the five years after the Canadian Armed Forces Operation Honour. That’s one assault every three days!
PSA: The team behind the Eastern Front Theatre Accessibility Project wants to speak with artists who have faced barriers in the Nova Scotia performing arts scene because of who they are.
As the lockdown continues many families who share a home with a person with a disability are no longer receiving respite services. This is causing all kinds of grief. James Piercey reports.
When Vicky Levack went searching for a census form she assumed missing she discovered Stats Can wants management of the nursing home where she resides to fill out the form on her behalf. “But I’m a citizen,” Levack told the census operator.“You don’t need to worry about it,” they replied.
Evelyn C. White on Abigail Was Here, a craft beer created by Chelsea Bundy, that pays homage to Abigail Price, a free Black woman who lived in Nova Scotia in the early 19th century. Bundy is the sole known Black woman brewer in Nova Scotia.