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Friday, October 12, 2018

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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

DAPD 35 and Still Alive, Remembering Reginald Rolle the Trail Blazer

In recognition of the founding of the Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities, Inc. (DAPD) on October 26, 1983, the DPI NAC Member Organization launched a Programme of Activities spanning October-December 2018 to celebrate its 35th Anniversary under the above-mentioned theme and to commemorate the individual in Dominica who took the role to lead "a few brave, forward thinking and courageous individuals [who] decided to change the status quo and begin a disability movement where persons with disabilities would have “A Voice of Our Own”. Click here to read the DAPD Press Statement and Programme of Activities.

NSPD Elects new Governing Body

On Saturday, 15th September, 2018, the membership of National Society for Persons with disAbilities (NSPD) elected a new Board of Executives for the period 2018-2020 at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 10:00 AM at the St. Joseph Convent Secondary School in Kingstown. The AGM had forty-two (42) persons in attendance. Ms. Andrea Ashers is NSPD new President!

DPO held its Annual General Meeting

NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS – The Disabled Persons’ Organization (DPO) of The Bahamas held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Election of Officers on Monday, June 4th, 2018 and the DPO membership elected Mr.Antoine Munroe as its President.

SKNAPD staged its Annual General Meeting

At its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on Saturday, 14th April, 2018, the St. Kitts Nevis Association of Persons with  Disabilities (SKNAPD) also held elections for a new Board of Directors and Mr. Joseph Bergan was elected as President who will serve for the next 2 years.

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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 2018 Theme: Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. More information is coming soon.

 

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