In Pursuit of Equal Participation
Canada and Disability at Home and Abroad

Henry Enns, Aldred H. Neufeldt   (Eds.)

Captus Press, ISBN 978-1-55322-056-5 (2003)
416 pages, 575 g, 6 X 9, $43.50 (US$34.75)

In Pursuit of Equal Participation: Canada and Disability at Home and Abroad documents Canada's considerable international experience in seeking to eliminate the significant disadvantages experienced by disabled people around the world, and places these activities in the context of social changes in Canada. This book fills the gaps among previous writings and presents new information and analysis concerning disability issues, both in Canada and internationally.

In Pursuit of Equal Participation is structured into four parts. Part I chronicles the origins of services for disabled people and the emergence of social disability movements in Canada. Part II examines the contributions from the central actors in Canada's international disability activities - disability advocacy organizations and the federal government. Part III details the international development activities of the business sector, Canadian non-governmental international development organizations, and of institutions of higher learning. Part IV evaluates Canadian international policies sets out characteristics of a distinct Canadian approach to disability and development, and identifies areas for future action.

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List of Brief Contributions
List of Tables
Preface by Aldred H. Neufeldt
List of Common Abbreviations

CHAPTER 1 Introduction: Canada and Disability Issues Aldred H. Neufeldt & Henry Enns

Part I The Context

CHAPTER 2 Disability in Canada: An Historical Perspective Aldred H. Neufeldt

PART II The Central Players: Advocacy Organizations and Government

CHAPTER 3 The Emergence of a Global Disability Rights Movement Henry Enns & Yutta Fricke

CHAPTER 4 "Nothing About Us Without Us": CCD's Struggle for the Recognition of a Human Rights Approach to Disability Issues April D'Aubin

CHAPTER 5 International Involvement: A Strategy for Policy Change at Home and Abroad Diane Richler

CHAPTER 6 Women with Disabilities: Protected or Controlled? Irene Feika

CHAPTER 7 French-speaking Contributions to the Disability Rights Movement in Canada and Internationally: From a Québec Perspective Normand Boucher, Patrick Fougeyrollas & Pierre Majeau

CHAPTER 8 Rise and Ebb of Canada's International Disability Policy and Practice Aldred H. Neufeldt & Julie Egers

CHAPTER 9 Contributions to Disability and Development by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Yutta Fricke, Aldred H. Neufeldt & Julie Egers

PART III Third Party Players

CHAPTER 10 The Private Sector and Disability Lynda White

CHAPTER 11 Non-governmental Organizations and International Disability Related Programs Aldred H. Neufeldt & Julie Egers

CHAPTER 12 Disability and Institutions of Higher Learning in Canada and Internationally Aldred H. Neufeldt & Julie Egers

PART IV Analysis

CHAPTER 13 Less than Equal: Disability and Canadian Foreign Policy Deborah Stienstra

CHAPTER 14 Future Directions in Pursuing Equal Opportunities for Disabled People Internationally Aldred H. Neufeldt & Henry Enns



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Aldred Neufeldt, Ph.D., former Director of the Allan Roeher Institute, Toronto, he is currently Associate Professor and Director of Behavioural Support Programme, Rehabilitation Studies, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He has led a number of international projects particularly concerned with training and employment for adults with disabilities.