Disability Support in Canadian Sanctuary Cities  

by Emily Matesic

30% of Canadian immigrants report that they are not receiving the help they need to manage their disabilities, a concerningly high number. When evaluating the level of accessibility in Sanctuary Cities such as Toronto and Montreal, we can compare the levels of support for Canadian citizens or permanent residents with disabilities and the level of support afforded to migrants with precarious status. This post will shed light on how newcomers with disabilities access resources and on the improvements that are still necessary.

Two people walking on a trail. One is walking with a crane and one is with a wheelchair. View from the back.

Spratt. 2021. Retrieved from https://unsplash.com/photos/A2bvXVD5qgo

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Accessibility for Newcomers with Disabilities in Canadian Cities

by Emily Matesic  

Canada prides itself to be an inclusive and accessible society. However, for newcomers with disabilities, the level of protection expected in Canada may not apply to them. While Canada has taken steps to make immigration more accessible, one major barrier still exists; disability.

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