CPRD Civil Society Report- Gathering Evidence Form

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February 29, 2016

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The Parliament of Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) on March 2010. The Government of Canada submitted its Initial Report (IR) on February 2014. The CRPD Committee will adopt the list of issues on Canada during its 16th session scheduled to take place from 15 August to 2 September 2016 and Canadian Association of the Deaf-Association des Sourds du Canada (CAD-ASC) is working on a joint submission report with Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) to the CPRD Committee that will respond to the Government of Canada’s Initial Report. Our concerns are accessibility, human rights, and our national Sign languages (ASL and LSQ). We will make recommendations on these issues for inclusion in our report to the CRPD Committee.

CAD-ASC is asking Deaf associations, organizations working with Deaf people, colleges and universities, interpreters association, and individuals to contribute verifiable evidence. Ideally, evidence involves a paper trail, case studies, or more than one witness of a discriminatory behaviour. Links to posts in social media will be acceptable, as long as the links follow the trail to the actual messages. We are looking from the year 2010 up to today.

Please return the form by 15 March 2016 to Frank Folino, President at ffolino@cad.ca.

We will greatly appreciate any input. Thank you for your contribution.