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Poster for #HASTalks seminar with Dr. Katie Aubrecht, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at St. Francis Xavier University

#HASTalks: Disability Justice and Dementia: The Shifting Culture of Dementia in Canada

Co-hosted with the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging. Katie Aubrecht, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at St. Francis Xavier University, and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Health Equity and Social Justice, will discuss the relevance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to participatory dementia research and policy advocacy.

Jan 19, 2023

 

#HASTalks is a seminar series curated by The Department of Health, Aging & Society at McMaster University.

This event is co-hosted with the Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging.

Disability Justice and Dementia: The Shifting Culture of Dementia in Canada

Canada is home to new federal and provincial accessibility legislation requiring the prevention and removal of barriers to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Despite jurisdictional differences, federal and provincial accessibility laws share a common commitment to creating barrier-free communities and recognizing the fundamental dignity and human rights of persons with disabilities. Accessibility legislation includes a broad definition of disability inclusive of "mental" or cognitive impairment. Canadian federal and provincial accessibility legislation is guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). In this presentation, Dr. Aubrecht will discuss the relevance of the CRPD to participatory dementia research and policy advocacy. Drawing on a review of recent literature, Dr. Aubrecht will identify the opportunities and challenges that the CRPD poses for dementia related culture change in Canada and reflect on the role that the CRPD can play in the development of a coalitional politic among disability justice and dementia justice movements.

Date: February 2, 2023
Time: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (ET)
Hybrid session: Register for this event via Zoom OR join the live session in LRW 1003


ALL are welcome to attend this FREE session!

Please note: This session may be recorded. Please be aware that any materials entered, exchanged, or viewed by participants during the session may be recorded.

View poster: Disability Justice and Dementia: The Shifting Culture of Dementia in Canada