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Friday, December 08, 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

Image may contain: text'I AM ABLE' MAJOR CONFERENCE

The I AM ABLE Major Conference that is a collaboration initiative between the Ministry of Health and the Environment; the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology; the Ministry of Social Transformation and Public Education in conjunction with the Antigua and Barbuda High Commission, London; the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC); and the Calvin Ayre Foundation was held in Antigua and Barbuda with an opening ceremony on December 4, 2017 and ends on December 6, 2017. Local, regional and international delegates are attending the event. More information on the Conference can be found at the URL links https://antiguachronicle.net/8010-2/ and http://healthwatchantiguaandbarbuda.com/i-am-able-disabled-seeking-inclusion.

ST. JOHN'S, ANTIGUA – At approximately 4:00 PM EST on October 19, 2017, the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda and at approximately 6:00 PM EST on October 30, 2017, the Senate of the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda passed the Antigua and Barbuda Disabilities and Equal Opportunities Bill 2017! Congratulations to the Antigua & Barbuda Association of Persons with Disabilities (ABAPD) on the passage of this pivotal legislation.

The following link is an audio interview with Michael & Nathalie Murphy relating their experience through Hurricane Maria that devastated Dominica on Monday-Tuesday, September18-19, 2017. Here is the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/evuvsu7jnmsq2c6/hurricane%20maria%20interview.mp3?dl=0. Nathalie Murphy (on the right of the photo) is the Executive Director of Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities (DAPD) and Michael Murphy (on the left of the photo) is the Treasurer of DAPD.

The photo was taken in front of the DAPD Headquarters and during the independence celebrations of Dominica in 2016. The building was severely damaged by Hurricane Maria, postponing many scheduled programmes. Persons with disabilities in Dominica need assistance to rebuild their lives and this is your opportunity to give whatever you can to restore normalcy to their lifestyles.

To contribute to DAPD towards helping persons with disabilities in Dominica, call Nathalie Murphy at her mobile number (767) 275-1384 or MagicJack number (314) 445-1995. Send your emails to dapdoffice32@gmail.com or write to:

Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities

Canal Lane, P.O. Box 2359, Goodwill
Roseau

Dominica, W.I.

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 the support of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, financial contributions 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!

 

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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 2017 Theme: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all.

 

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