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Live Work Well Research Centre Strategic Plan Renewal Process (2023-27)

The Live Work Well Research Centre is embarking on renewing our strategic plan for the next five years. We are inviting our partners and collaborators to join us in discussions over TWO sessions in March (March 8th, and March 21st), to reflect, discuss, recommit, and reimagine the Centre’s vision, work, values, and goals for 2023-27.

Dr. Deborah Stienstra Featured on DDA Podcast to Discuss Disability Rights in Canada

Dr. Deborah Stienstra, Director of the Live Work Well Research Centre, was recently featured on the Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) podcast to discuss the current disability rights landscape in Canada and her book, "About Canada: Disability Rights, Second Edition". The book examines the evolution of disability rights in Canada since 2012, when Dr. Stienstra wrote the first edition.

UN Side-Event June 17th: Nothing Without Us: Disability Inclusion and the Pandemic Recovery

Nothing Without Us!

Thursday, June 17th, 2021  to 

The disability community in Canada and internationally has continually called upon all levels of government to include persons with disabilities in its management of the current pandemic and recovery efforts. This side event would focus on how countries can take an overarching “Nothing without us” approach to the pandemic recovery and ensure full social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities.

Findings from an Environmental Scan on Sex and Gender Based Analysis + (SGBA+) in Health Impact Assessment

A new report is now available describing an environmental scan of domestic and international good practices to integrate SGBA+ in health impact assessments to support implementation of new requirements in the Canada’s Impact Assessment Act.

A special event to discuss the findings is scheduled for May 6 at 1 p.m.

RSVP to for a link to participate and a copy of the report.

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Final Report on COVID-19's impact on people with disabilities now available

A new report published this week provides the findings of research conducted to assist Employment and Social Development Canada in identifying good or best practices and lessons learned from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada.

Conducted in partnership with the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN), this research helps us better understand how diverse people with disabilities in Canada have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of government COVID-19 measures on diverse people with disabilities in Canada.

Signs Special Issue, “Complexities of Care and Caring” Call for Papers

The Signs Journal is calling for transdisciplinary and transnational essays that address substantive feminist questions, debates, and controversies. 

This special issue invites reassessments across disciplines, broadly questioning and complicating feminist histories, debates, and politics of care and caring. Submissions exploring cultural work on representations of care and caring from the arts, media and popular culture, or literature or literary studies are also welcome.

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2021.

Poverty and Housing from the Margins: Communities Respond to COVID-19 Webinar

Webinar presented by the Live Work Well Research Centre. Join us Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)!

The Live Work Well Research Centre is launching a webinar series entitled “From the Margins: Communities Respond to COVID-19”, where we will elevate perspectives often excluded from dominant discussions of COVID-19. The panelists will discuss what are the specific challenges that their communities and organizations are facing due to COVID-19 and the social, political, and economic conditions underlying these challenges. 

Live Work Well Poster for More Promise than Practice Webinar. The expert panel will identify tools and practices to include those often ignored in impact assessments including Indigenous women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ folks. June 17, 2020,

More Promise than Practice: GBA+, Intersectionality and Impact Assessment Webinar

Webinar presented by the Live Work Well Research Centre. Join us Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM!

More Promise than Practice: Gender-Based Analysis+ Intersectionality and Impact Assessment extends our knowledge about promising practices in intersectional impact assessments by turning to international literature and examples. We are interested in how to better understand and respond to the experiences of Indigenous women and Two-Spirit persons, youth, and people with disabilities in resource development and extraction contexts.

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