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About CCDS

The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS) has a mandate dedicated to research, education, and information dissemination on disability issues.

Contribute to CCDS

There are a number of ways you can contribute to the success of CCDS.


Staff from CCDS will be participating the upcoming IIMHL/IIDL Leadership Exchange from September 21-25, 2015.

Henry Enns

Biography Henry Enns was the driving force behind the establishment of CCDS in 1995.  Read More →


Curriculum Toolkit

The aim of the project was to increase the knowledge of middle school students on the issues facing people with disabilities, with the hope of encouraging positive changes in perceptions and attitudes toward disability. For more information about this project, visit the following page: Project Webpage   Read More →

PROUWD Project

In order to build its capacity to conduct research and collect data, National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda (NUWODU) formed a partnership with CCDS in 2008. For more information on this collaboration, visit the project webpage: Project Webpage  Read More →

Livable and Inclusive Communities Project

In 2010, The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies began a research study that explores the development of livable and inclusive communities for people aging with and into disabilities. The goal of the Livable and Inclusive Communities Project was to develop a more integrated and holistic planning “framework” to help government and other stakeholders in planning communities that are livable and inclusive.  Read More →