The Canadian Feminist Disability Coalition (CFDC) is a 30-month systemic change initiative interested in promoting equality for women and girls with disabilities by supporting them in their capacity and advocacy for leadership. Partnered with various organizations, such as the DisAbled Women’s Network of Canada (DAWN), the CFDC addresses the substantive gaps and barriers that currently exist in policy and practice for women and girls with disabilities.
You are invited to submit a proposal for the “Reimagining Livelihoods” Forum, hosted by the Live Work Well Research Centre (LWWRC), University of Guelph. This three-day hybrid forum welcomes proposals from both individuals and organizations and will be held between August 22nd and 24th, with in-person components taking place at 10 Carden Shared Space in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The deadline for proposal submissions was previously May 31st, 2023, and has now been extended until June 12th, 2023.
On November 15, 2022, the Live Work Well Research Centre (LWWRC) hosted “Imagining a More Just University”, a panel event that explored how to create more just academic spaces by reducing barriers to access and ensuring equity for all. The panel was moderated by then-Acting Director of LWWRC, and the Co-Lead of the Displacements, Emergence, and Change Cluster, Dr. Leah Levac.
Collaborating with the Native Women's Association of Canada, we've produced a Shadow Report for the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It addresses 17 key issues faced by Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA people with disabilities. We recently interviewed Dr. Lynn Gehl, who worked as an Advisory Committee member on the report, to discuss the issues outlined in the report and more!
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.
We published our Winter 2023 newsletter! Check it out by clicking here!
The Live Work Well Research Centre is excited to share the projects our team have been working on, news, upcoming events and more with you through our newsletters.
We publish and distribute our newsletter four times each year, with collaboration and input from diverse families, organizations, and communities.
The Live Work Well Research Centre is thrilled to share the following interview with Siobhan Grant, Project Coordinator for the recently announced Canadian Feminist Disability Coalition. To learn more about this exciting project, click here!
The Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) started as a vigil in 1999 to honour the memory of Rita Hester, a Black, transgender woman who was brutally murdered in 1998. Started by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, the vigil evolved into an annual day on November 20th, commemorating all transgender people who have lost their lives to anti-transgender hate and violence since Rita’s gruesome murder.
Trigger Warning: The following blog post discusses sensitive issues including gender-based violence. The University of Guelph offers a series of Wellness Resources which can be accessed here.
Stories have the power to make change; this is a driving idea behind the Storied Lives project, a SSHRC-funded research project hosted by the Live Work Well Research Centre, the Community Engaged Scholarship Institute, and the Guelph-Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, that aims to improve peoples’ understandings of the complex experiences of individuals living with poverty in Ontario and beyond. At the heart of Storied Lives is a series of four podcasts, each telling a composite story.