disability rights

18 petitions

Started 3 days ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau, Helena Jaczek, Jean-Yves Duclos, Tim Richter

Fix the Housing Crisis in Canada

On Friday, January 12th, 2018, I was evicted from my place of residence due to mental health issues. I had an accessible apartment at Carleton University - with help to fulfill my every day needs, including dressing myself, bathing and eating. Since being evicted, I have been forced to move back to my father's apartment where I am unable to shower and have been sleeping in my wheelchair. In Canada, including my place of residence, Ontario, we are currently faced with a widespread housing crises. Today, I call upon the Minister of Community and Social Services, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister Jean-Yves Duclos and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to reduce the wait times for subsidized housing greatly.  Today, I propose 'Falum's Law' - a new bill which would force municipalities to find persons suitable housing accommodations when they are in danger. For Falum's law to take effect, an individual must meet one or more of the following criteria: 1) an individual's human dignity is in jeopardy; meaning they are unable to care for their basic needs otherwise 2) their health and/or or safety is at risk by not having suitable housing accommodation, and/or 3) other housing options are not financially feasible or may be unavailable   Sign this petition if you believe that everyone has a right to adequate housing, and therefore support the implementation of Falum's Law in the province of Ontario, as well as the country of Canada. I ask that Falum's Law be considered both federally and provincially, meaning that this law be applicable to all provinces and territories in Canada. No one deserves to go without adequate housing, especially when their dignity, health/safety, and/or finances are at stake. In Canada, we take pride in our country. We should start helping the most vulnerable who need us the most.

Falum Gibson
193 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security, Donald Trump

Keep Rosa Maria Hernandez in the United States!

On October 26th, Rosa Maria Hernandez (a 10-year-old disabled girl) was detained by the United States Border Patrol when passing through a U.S. border checkpoint on her way to emergency surgery. After the surgery, she was brought to a federal detention center in San Antonio, Texas. Ten days later on November 3rd, she was finally reunited with her family.  However, Rosa Maria still faces the looming possibility of deportation, despite the fact that she has lived in the United States for nearly her whole life. Sign this petition to keep Rosa Maria in the United States, and prevent her deportation! Rosa Maria's parents brought her to the U.S. from Mexico at three months old because they were faced with a lack of proper health care for children with disabilities. She has lived with family members who are legal citizens of the United States, including a cousin, and grandfather who has attempted to become her legal guardian to no avail. With the possibility of deportation, Rosa Maria's health could be in jeopardy. Furthermore, the psychological impact of being separated from her caregivers is tremendous on any child, even those without a disability. It is essential we protect Rosa Maria from deportation for these reasons. Authorities have the ability to close Rosa Maria’s deportation case; You can use your voice to advocate for Rosa Maria and other disabled persons of migrant status who put themselves at risk by speaking up. Sign this petition to keep Rosa Maria in the United States with her extended family (who are citizens) and share it with people you know! The key to helping is never being silent.    

Falum Gibson
37,409 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Justin Trudeau

The Arthritis Society To Be Canadian Government Funded

When was the last time you were in pain? Did the pain go away? Was it fixed with treatment, rest or medication? Did the pain get in your way of working? Daily living? Stop you from activities and hobbies you once loved? Your parenting? Your love life?  Have you been promised that pain will never go away? Does the pain cost you thousands of dollars to treat? Was it accompanied by crippling fatigue? Was this pain and fatigue caused by an Autoimmune disease attacking healthy cells in your body, affecting organs such as your lungs, heart and brain? Does the disease come with complications that often lead to severe illnesses, conditions, surgeries, an opioid dependency, permanent disability or in some cases acts as a silent killer. Do you know what 4.6 million Canadians are suffering from and is the number one cause of disability in Canada, affecting 1 in 5 working age adults? Do you know of it from a stigma behind the disease that puts off diagnoses, treatments, awareness, funding and leaves the those suffering with the monstrous condition in the dark. My name is Eileen Davidson, I am a 31 year old mother from Vancouver British Columbia. I am one of those Canadians that have been promised that life of pain and fatigue. My 4 year old son Jacob has just entered kindergarten. I am taking the opportunity of having a little more time on my hands to start this petition. Over the past two and a half years I have been a stay at home single mother after saying goodbye to my 9 year long beloved career as an esthetician but not by choice. This chronic and incurable disease placed me on that disability list at the young and usually able age of 29. I have a disease which is well known, but commonly misunderstood placing an overbearing stigma which can lead to difficulty for the many living with this atrocious debility, including myself. I live with an invisible illness when looking at me I look like a young and vibrant mother, but underneath those looks that can be deceiving I live with an incurable and disabling illness.  My villain is Arthritis. Autoimmune Seropositive Rheumatoid Arthritis and degenerative Osteoarthritis to be exact. Chances are you've heard of any of these, you may know someone with a form of Arthritis or you yourself may have one of the over 100 types including Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. It wasn't until I was diagnosed did I know that someone my age could get a form of Arthritis as is common among many. As a Mother and someone with this monstrous disease my heart sank when I found out children as young as an infant can be diagnosed, 3 in 1000 children in Canada. I can't stand the thought of my child or any child experiencing a lifetime of the pain, fatigue and side effects from living with this chronic debilitating illness. In my time living with Arthritis I have been left with more questions than answers. How do you expose a stigma and change the mind of people who haven't been introduced to the hell of Arthritis. To understand that the disease is much more than just achy joints in the elderly? How do we get better treatment and support for those suffering from the disease? How come I have such a major and common disease, but never see anything for it? I've been left with so many questions I decided to become an Ambassador with The Arthritis Society and blogger with the purpose: to raise awareness and help for a better future for the lives of those suffering in silence from the caustic impact illness has on one's life. I am asking for help after noticing what the charity and myself as a patient is lacking. With so many other charities out there, how do we get anyone to pick The Arthritis Society for its time in the spotlight? Why is The Arthritis Society, the largest charity for Arthritis in Canada not Government Funded when Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in this country? I come to you as someone with two forms of this disease. Someone who had my life disrupted, placed on disability, promised a life of pain and fatigue. I am asking you to help me make Arthritis have the moment it needs, for so many people across Canada. Please help me banish the stigma that is debilitating Arthritis and improve treatments, support, research and advocacy. Sign my petition today to get The Arthritis Society funded my the Canadian Government.    Thank you for signing my petition. Please share as well Sincerely, Eileen Davidson

Eileen Davidson
914 supporters