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Understanding Consent and Capacity Rules in Canada-Toolkit~ What if someone is found to be incapable of making a specific decision? When a person is unable to make a decision on their own, they may require an accommodation or support in order to exercise their legal capacity, such as technological assistance, a translator, or a support person to interpret their signs, gestures or verbal cues. A person could also appoint someone to make decisions on their behalf, or to support them in making their decisions. This depends on the province or territory where they live and the person’s ability to appoint someone.  Each province or territory has its own decision-making model, such as substitute decision-making, supported decision-making, representation, and more (these models are reviewed in more detail below).



Canada Benefits ~This is the Canadian Government website for disability.   

         Click on the province that you want, then on a the "I am..." a person

         with a disability, then click on the disability connection.

     Disability Weblinks ~ Links you to information about programs, services and

          contacts anywhere in Canada.

Department of Health and Social Services - provides contact names and


Nunavut Human Rights Act ~ The Nunavut Human Rights Act is an act that was passed into law by the Legislative Assembly on November 05, 2003 to provide all people of Nunavut with the guarantee of having an equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life. It places responsibility on Government, all public agencies, boards and commissions and persons in Nunavut to fulfill this guarantee. Failure to provide equal opportunity is unlawful and subject to the provisions set forth in the Act.

Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society Established~ Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) ensures that promises made under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (NLCA) are carried out. Inuit exchanged Aboriginal title to all their traditional land in the Nunavut Settlement Area for the rights and benefits set out in the NLCA. The management of land, water and wildlife is very important to Inuit. NTI coordinates and manages Inuit responsibilities set out in the NLCA and ensures that the federal and territorial governments fulfill their obligations.


Provincial Service Dog Laws

Human Rights Act




Financial Assistance for Nunavut Students (FANS) Post Secondary- 

FROM THE WEBSITE: Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities:This grant is intended to help with the extraordinary costs associated with post-secondary studies for those with permanent disabilities. You can apply to this grant at any time during the academic year. You must provide a medical or learning ability assessment by a certified medical professional describing the manner in which your disability impacts on your ability to participate in post-secondary studies. This grant allows up to $8,000.00 for equipment and services directly related to your training or up to $1,000.00 for each full credit distance/correspondence course.

DISABILITIY ASSESSMENT FORM (3 pages – in pdf format)



Centre of Excellence for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs - Meeting the Needs of Children and Adolescents with Special Needs in Rural and Northern Canada: Summary Report of a Roundtable for Canadian Policy-Makers

Nunavut’s Education Act ~ the legislation that defines what K-12 education in Nunavut is, who is entitled to receive it, and how it must be carried out.

Inclusive Education Regulation ~ The following are draft policy intentions for Inclusive Education regulations.

Inclusive Schooling ~ The regions of Nunavut have had a school system with the goal of inclusive education of all students. The challenge has been and continues to be to support effectively the learning of all students but particularly those who, because of special physical, emotional, social and intellectual needs, require extra assistance and support to achieve their learning goals.

Department of Education - Early childhood Program, Early Childhood Development Agreement, Early Learning and Child Care Agreement, Healthy Children Initiative

Public Investments in Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada 2010~ In Nunavut, kindergarten and regulated child care are both under the Department of Education. Kindergarten is a part-day program for all five year olds. Regulated child care programs for children aged 0-12 are all non-profit. Family child care homes are called family day homes in Nunavut, although there were none in operation in the period covered by this report.

Department of Education List of Licenced Daycare Facilities and Aboriginal Head Start Programs in Nunavut ~

Inuit Children with Special Needs: Perspectives of Early Childhood Educators

Community Support Services Division I - Developmental Disability Supports ~ The Excel Society has two integrated divisions, Community Support Services Division I provides care and support to individuals who receive funding through Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD), Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Alberta Children's Services.

2012/2013 Nunavut Approved Curriculum and Teaching Resources~ Regional School Operations: Superintendents and / or Regional ... Inuglugijaittuq Foundation for Inclusive Education in Nunavut Schools. Included in this documentare grade-specific lists of teaching resources that areapproved for use in Nunavut by the Department of Education. It is mandatory that teachers use the approved curriculum guides in the delivery of education for each strand.





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