‘States Parties to this Convention recognize the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and shall take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community’
• In Nova Scotia hundreds of families/individuals are living in near crisis situations while waiting for appropriate residential supports. Many others are living in types of supportive housing unsuitable fortheir needs and detrimental to their health.Meamwhile, as we await the release of the provincial government's report on the Braemore situation, a new incident of abuse surfaces.
• In Ontario, at least several hundred people are living in large congregate care settings such as Homes for the Aged, Psychiatric facilities, Nursing Homes, etc. for no reason other than their label of intellectual disability and the fact that they cannot access the supports they need from a more appropriate source
Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.