Every Canadian Counts (ECC) is calling on Canadian governments to work together to develop a national funding program to ensure essential disability supports are available to all Canadians living with chronic, long-term disabilities. ECC includes individuals living with disabilities, caregivers, advocates and support organizations.
With ongoing effort through Bill C-22
(An Act to reduce poverty and to support the financial security of persons with disabilities) and the Accessible Canada Act
, now's the perfect time for the "next big thing" to support Canadians with disabilities, similar to what's already been accomplished in Australia through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS
) - and we can't do it without you.