The Canadian DisabilityPolicy Alliance is a nationalcollaboration of disability researchers,community organizations, and federaland provincial policy-makers, aimed atcreating and mobilizing knowledge toenhance disability policy in Canada, topromote equity and opportunity fordisabled Canadians. The Alliance isfunded by the Social Science andHumanities Research Council for aperiod of 5 years, during which time themembers will address four policy areas: A vision of Canada • Employment where people with disabilities enjoy full participation and • Education citizenship, supported by a coherent framework of • Citizenship legislation, regulation and program entitlements. • Health services.
Our vision for Canada is a place where University Partners: people with disabilities enjoy full participa- Mary Ann McColl tion and citizenship, supported by a coher- Queen’s University (University Lead) ent framework of legislation, regulation Alice Aiken and program entitlements. Queen’s, Rehabilitation (Health Services Lead) Lyn Jongbloed UBC, Occupational Therapy (Employment Ld) This vision is achieved through: Audrey Kobayashi • United voices – Researchers, Queen’s, Geography (Citizenship Lead) consumers, policy makers, providers, Vianne Timmons University of Regina (Education Lead) educators, employers working across Jerome Bickenbach jurisdictions, across boundaries, Queen’s, Philosophy / Law across barriers. Mary Law • Learning collaboratively – producing McMaster University, Rehabilitation Science context-relevant evidence through Kathleen Norman Queen’s, Rehabilitation focused, interactive research cycles. Helene Ouellette KuntzUniversity Lead • Tools for change – knowledge Queen’s, Community Health & EpidemiologyMary Ann McColl PhD MTS translation used effectively to promote Scott Thompson equity-based policy. University of Regina, Faculty of EducationQueen’s University Community Partners:Community Lead The teams use an emancipatory Bill AdairWilliam Adair research approach to: Canadian Paraplegic Association Ont. (Community Lead) Canadian Paraplegic Association - Ontario Katherine Hum-Antonopoulos Canadian Hearing Society • PLAN – identify stakeholders, assemble TBAProject Coordinator evidence, conduct policy analysis, Canadian National Institute for the Blind compare jurisdictions, identify best Max BeckMike Schaub, MPA practices, review literature; Easter Seals Canada • DO – identify and mobilize strategies Steven ChristiansonAbramsky Hall, 3rd Floor, Ontario March of DimesKingston, ON, Canada, K7L-3N6 for enhancing policy relating to Gordon PorterPh: 613-533-6000 (x79363) disability; Canadian Association of Community LivingFax: 613-533-6353 • STUDY – monitor and record thewww.chspr.queensu.ca outcomes of knowledge mobilization Policy Partners: strategies; Abdou Saouab HRSDC, Knowledge Planning & ExchangeFunded by • ACT – broaden the scope of knowledge Ellen WaxmanSocial Sciences & Humanities mobilization. Assistant Deputy Minister, Ontario Accessibility Directorate Research Council