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Council of Canadians with Disabilities Celebrating 40 Years!

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) was founded in 1976 as an organization of people with disabilities working for people with disabilities. CCD was first known as the Coalition of Provincial Organizations of the Handicapped (COPOH), but, in 1994, when its membership structure changed to include national organizations of people with disabilities, a new name was adopted - the Council of Canadians with Disabilities.

We have been working in a nonpartisan manner for equal access to the same opportunities as Canadians without disabilities - opportunities to go to school, to work, to volunteer, to have a family, and to participate in our communities. To that end, CCD brings together people with disabilities to work with government and other sectors to build a more inclusive and accessible Canada.

CCD's members include:

  • 9 Provincial Cross Disability Organizations
    • Disability Alliance BC (DABC)
    • Alberta Committee of Citizens with Disabilities (ACCD)
    • Saskatchewan Voice of People with Disabilities (SVOPD)
    • Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD)
    • Citizens with Disabilities – Ontario
    • Confédération des Organismes de personnes handicapées du Québec (COPHAN)
    • Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities (NLSEO)
    • PEI Council of People with Disabilities (PEICOD)
    • Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador (COD-NL)
  • 1 Associate Member
    • NWT Disabilities Council
  • 7 National Consumer-Controlled Organizations
    • Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC)
    • Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD)
    • DisAbled Women’s Network / Réseau d’action des femmes handicapées (DAWN-RAFH) Canada
    • National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
    • National Network for Mental Health (NNMH)
    • People First of Canada (PFC)
    • Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada (TVAC)

For more information and a timeline of significant events in CCD's history, please see the April 2016 Chairperson's Update.

Archival Date: 
Friday, May 20, 2016
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