Tim Stainton contributes to key Nova Scotia report on disability

Professor Tim Stainton co-authored Human Rights Review and Remedy for the Finding of Systemic Discrimination Against Nova Scotians with Disabilities, an important report that could set the groundwork for Nova Scotia to close remaining institutions for people living with disabilities and to have their needs managed in the community.

The report includes six key directions with supporting action plans and timelines for implementation. The Province and the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia have agreed that the recommendations will form the basis of a remedy for an ongoing human rights complaint.

Tim says, “It has been my privilege over the past eight months to work with Eddie Bartnik and our team to prepare this landmark report on ending the systemic discrimination against Disabled Nova Scotians. The report lays out a pathway to close all of the institutions in Nova Scotia over the next five years, ensure people on the waitlist are given support in a timely manner and ensure that everyone can live a life they choose in their own community. Working with the Disability Rights Coalition – which led the court challenge – and the Disability Support Program staff of the Government of Nova Scotia has been a real pleasure and I am confident that a shared vision and commitment will lead to a successful implementation of the remedy.”

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