About CCDS

The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS) has a mandate dedicated to research, education and knowledge mobilization on disability issues.The Canadian Centre on Disability Studies (CCDS) is a not-for-profit, consumer-directed and university-affiliated national organization dedicated to research, education and knowledge mobilization on issues facing people with disabilities. Through our activities, we promote full and equal participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of society – locally, provincially/territorially, nationally and internationally. CCDS is guided by the philosophies of independent living and community living, emphasizing human rights, self-determination, interdependence, equality, and full and meaningful participation of all citizens. With its cross-disability focus inclusive of mental health, CCDS seeks partnerships with the disability community, corporate sector, academe and government with a vision of enhancing the lived experience of persons living with disabilities, and their partners and families, in communities throughout Canada and abroad.

Follow the links below to learn more about CCDS.

Board of Directors
Mission Statement and Philosophy
Strategic Directions
Henry Enns
History of CCDS
Timeline of Achievements