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Thursday, August 24, 2017

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PLEASE NOTE: The DPI NAC Inc. website is being revamped that is an ongoing process. Also, the information on display is accurate and continually updated. Stay in touch and thank you.

This site was created to show our work of advocating for the recognition of the human rights of persons with disabilities and ensuring we are fully included in every sector of our individual and collective societies as outlined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  It contains information about the member organizations' activities in Canada, the USA and the Caribbean.  Visit the Disabled Peoples' International website to get more information about the work being done in the international movement of persons with disabilities.

Our Mission

To raise awareness about Persons with Disabilities as embodied in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and other human rights treaties. Create and promote an environment for sustainable development.

Our Mandate

Disabled Peoples' International North America the Caribbean Inc. (DPI NAC Inc.) is a cross-disability network of 16 member organizations of persons with disabilities and 1 associate member organization, established to promote the human rights of persons with disabilities through full participation, equalization of opportunities and development.

Our Goals

  • Promote the human rights of persons with disabilities

  • Promote economic and social integration of persons with disabilities

  • Develop and support organizations of persons with disabilities in the Anglophone, Francophone and Dutch countries in North America and the Caribbean to share information and knowledge with each other and with others at the world level

Disabled Peoples' International North America and the Caribbean (DPI NAC) held its Biennial Regional Council Meeting on August 19-20, 2017 in St. John's, Antigua, West Indies with financial support from corporate companies in Antigua and Barbuda, and United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) – DPI NAC Member Organization. The Meeting was hosted by DPI NAC Member Organization, Antigua & Barbuda Association of Persons with Disabilities (ABAPD). The DPI NAC Regional Council, Observers and Volunteers said the event was successful! Click here to see the sponsoring partners.

Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) Sign Language Courses commence on April 10, 2017. The course is open to anyone interested in communicating with persons who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing and will include sessions for Beginners and anyone with knowledge of the language wishing to further their skills. For more details on the programme, call (767) 440-0842 or e-mail: dapdoffice32@gmail.com.

 

Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) Prosthesis Project, the DPI NAC Member Organization and Keep Walking Association (KWA), a non-profit French Organization established in June 2015 partnered to assist persons with disabilities in Dominica to acquire assistive aids, appliances and devices. Click here to read more about the on-going Project and see photos of the technicians and beneficiaries activities held on February 9-13, 2017!

 

Montserrat Association for Persons with Disabilities (MAPD) elected a new Board of Directors in its 5th Annual General Meeting in December 2016!

 

 

The National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD) of St. Lucia is pleased to display its work in 2016. Click here to read their newsletter.

 

 

The Barbados Council for the Disabled (BCD), an associate member of Disabled Peoples' International North America and the Caribbean is proud to present its PowerPoint Pictorial of its Annual General Meeting 2016. Click here to view the slideshow.

ST. JOHN'S, ANTIGUA – The House of Representatives of the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda had its first reading of the Disabilities, Bill 2016 on July 28.

Antigua and Barbuda ratifies the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on January 7, 2016!!! The DPI NAC Inc. Board of Directors and Regional Council congratulate the Government of Antigua and Barbuda for being the 12th States Party in North America and the Caribbean to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)!

The Bahamas ratifies the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on September 28, 2015!!! The DPI NAC Inc. Board of Directors and Regional Council congratulate the Government of The Bahamas for being the  11th States Party in North America and the Caribbean to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)!

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United Nations: CRPD, COSP and IDPD

Click the following button to visit the United Nations website designated to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Optional Protocol (OP).

Click here to see status of countries in North America and the Caribbean on the CRPD and OP.

Click the following button to visit the United Nations website designated to Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the CRPD.

Click the following button to visit the United Nations website designated to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). IDPD 2016 Theme: Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want.

 

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