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Evaluating Decision Making Rights for Persons Labelled with Intellectual Disability in Ontario

Join members of the Respecting Rights team to learn about the My Voice My Choice project – a rights education project in Ontario.

Respecting Rights is a project at ARCH led by people with disabilities. Working in a “triple scoop” way, the team delivers accessible legal rights education across Ontario. The triple scoops are: self-advocates, ARCH rights lawyers, advocacy-focused social work.

ARCH received funding for the Respecting Rights project through the Special Projects Initiative, which was established as a result of the institutional abuse class action case against the Government of Ontario regarding the Huronia Regional Centre.

“My Voice, My Choice” (MVMC) is a project of Respecting Rights legal rights education work that has just completed evaluation. This presentation will share the results of this evaluation and introduce the next phase of this exciting legal rights education work.

This presentation is to provide an overview of this work on supported decision making for developmental services staff and networks.

PRESENTERS:

  • Hina Ghaus is a Staff Lawyer at ARCH Disability Law Centre. She practices primarily in the area of human rights for persons with disabilities.
  • Sue Hutton, Social Worker with ARCH. Sue has been working with Respecting Rights at ARCH Disability Law Centre since 2011, delivering public legal education with self-advocates and ARCH lawyers.
  • Krystal Nausbaum, Shineeca McLeod, Paul Cochrane, members of the Respecting Rights self-advocate team.

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Recorded September 25, 2020 by the Shared Learning Forum

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