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Disability Rights Symposium

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Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre

Whitehorse, YT Y1A 0G9

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The Yukon Human Rights Commission is hosting a free two day Disability Rights Symposium with a focus on human rights, disability, and inclusion in Yukon.

All are welcome to attend. Please let us know if there is anything you need to ensure you can participate fully.

Are you a person with a disability? Please ask about the Disability Rights Monitoring training from Nov. 21-23.

Keynote Speakers

Marcia H. Rioux, C.M., PhD is the Director of Disability Rights Promotion International and Distinguished Research Professor at York University with extensive experience in community based participatory research. She has lectured throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. She has been an advisor to federal and provincial commissions, parliamentary committees, and international NGO's as well as United Nations agencies. Dr. Rioux teaches Critical Disability Studies at York University and is a member of the Order of Canada (2014).

Susan L. Hardie, PhD is the Executive Director of the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies. She has been active in the cross-disability field for over thirty years in various capacities (i.e. community organizer, advocate, clinician, educator, researcher, service provider) in her community, nationally and internationally. Her choice to work in the cross-disability field, came out of her own lived experiences, mostly negative and de-humanizing but also a few positive helping relations, as a woman diagnosed with a mental health issue. She immersed herself in the very system reform processes that had harmed her, to learn not only how the interactions could support such negative “care” experiences, but also to learn how to increasingly propose strategies/solutions that would lead to increased “positive” care experiences with, and for, others.


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