Mission, Values & Mandate
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An institute that actively contributes to the promotion of equity to achieve equality and inclusion for all.
The vision of National Institute for Equity, Equality, Equality, and Inclusion of People with Disabilities is a is a national, independent organization offering services and programs aimed at eliminating all forms of violence and discrimination against people with disabilities (PWD) of all ages, genders and ethno-cultural backgrounds. We contribute to the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and Quebec's full-fledged policy.
The vision of National Institute for Equity, Equality, and Inclusion of People with Disabilities is the realization of a just, inclusive, safe and egalitarian society where people with disabilities of all ages, genders and ethnocultural backgrounds can participate fully.
- To offer programs and services in the areas of counseling, awareness-raising, accompaniment, prevention and referral, complementing existing structures and respecting different areas of expertise;
- Experiment with and evaluate various innovative models relating to prevention, education and inclusion, helping to identify best practices for ensuring the participation of people with disabilities (PWDs);
- Identify various inclusive policies and programs in Quebec and Canada, and transfer knowledge by promoting the rights and interests of targeted groups.
To develop and maintain an institute of excellence offering advisory support to assistance and support organizations, as well as intervention, support, prevention and awareness programs and services for people with disabilities and those around them, thereby actively contributing to the elimination of all forms of violence and discrimination.
Develop and implement awareness-raising and promotional programs and activities to increase the social participation and economic inclusion of people with disabilities, and make their needs and contributions known to the general population.
Offer complementary services that promote self-help, volunteerism and autonomy for all, as well as socio-professional development activities to increase the empowerment and free and full participation of people with disabilities in society.
Promote education and advancement by offering activities and programs that foster academic and entrepreneurial perseverance among people with disabilities, their families and the general public.
Offer programs to promote equity, de facto gender equality and parity in governance, thereby enhancing the value of an inclusive society.
Offer psychosocial support services, accompaniment and prevention programs to people who have suffered violence or discrimination, and to their families.