Projects

Direct Funded Home Care for Older People in Canada

A mixed-method study of directly funded home care for older people in Canada, from the perspective of users and workers.

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Disability non-profit organizations in an age of uncertainty

This qualitative research project examines how non-profit organizations serving people with disabilities are faring in the current socio-economic climate with an emphasis on youth engagement.

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Disability Politics and Care: The Challenge of Direct Funding

Disability Politics and Care documents what happens when people with disabilities take control of home care services and explores key debates around the notion of “care."

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Mobilizing metaphor: Art, culture and disability activism in Canada

Mobilizing metaphor is a co-edited collection that illustrates how radical and unconventional forms of activism, including art, are reshaping the vibrant tradition of disability activism in Canada.

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Personal Support Worker Training in Ontario

This qualitative research project explores Personal Support Worker (PSW) training in Ontario, specifically the proposed education standard being developed by the Ontario government.

Past Projects

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Youth Activist Forum

The Youth Activist Forum (YAF) was a 3-day event and participatory action research project held in Ottawa 2011. YAF bought young people with and without disabilities together with established and emerging disability leaders for interactive workshops and community-building.