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Monday, September 12, 2016

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PLEASE NOTE: The DPI NAC Inc. website is being revamped that is an ongoing process. The next step is to have the website rebuilt and launched on a new platform. Good News – 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

ST. JOHN'S, ANTIGUA – The House of Representatives of the Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda had its first reading of the Disabilities, Bill 2016 on July 28. More soon.

Antigua and Barbuda ratifies the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on January 7, 2016!!!

The DPI NAC Inc. Board of Directors and Regional Council congratulate the Government of Antigua and Barbuda for being the 12th States Party in North America and the Caribbean to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)!

The Bahamas ratifies the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on September 28, 2015!!!

The DPI NAC Inc. Board of Directors and Regional Council congratulate the Government of The Bahamas for being the  11th States Party in North America and the Caribbean to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)!

Trinidad and Tobago ratifies the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on June 25, 2015!!!
 

Congratulations to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago from the Board of Directors and the Regional Council of DPI NAC Inc. for being the 10th States Party in North America and the Caribbean to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)!

Disabled Peoples' International North America and the Caribbean has a new Board of Directors!!

Disabled People's International (DPI), United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD) and Digicel Jamaica Ltd. funded the Disabled Peoples' International North America and the Caribbean 9th Regional Assembly facilitating the election of the Board of Directors during the Assembly. Click here to meet our new representatives.

GNCD to hosted 2nd Caribbean Community-Based Rehabilitation Conference and spearhead Caribbean Public Health Agency Annual Scientific Meeting

Grenada National Council of the Disabled (GNCD) invited a representative from DPI NAC Member Organizations in North America and the Caribbean to attend the 2nd Caribbean Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Conference on June 24, 2015 held at the St. George's University in Grenada.

GNCD also spearhead the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Annual Scientific Meeting that coincided with the 2nd CBR Conference. CARPHA will serve as a platform through which key stakeholders regionally and locally will discuss the challenges faced by people with disabilities and chart the way forward.

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