There are many types of disabilities, such as learning disabilities, mental disabilities and even service or work related disabilities. Life can be hard when suffering from a disability. However, there are many institutions that make it their mission to help people suffering disabilities and provide them with ways to have a better, fuller life without hardships. Here is a list of a few institutions that provide assistance to disabled people.
A search engine that may also help with locating specific organizations to help disabled people is the search page Canada 411.
Canadian National Institute For The Blind (CNIB) is the national agency made up of volunteers who provide services for Canadians with loss of vision which can cause major problems in personal and social situations. CNIB also acts as a consultant resource agency to help government departments and private major industries.
Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) is a group of disabled people who are passionate about the principles of self-help and self-reliant disabled people. They work closely with the Disabled Peoples International group for disabled rights advancement and to promote programs for self-reliant disabled people.
Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) is Canada’s national institution dedicated to continued and advanced participation of the intellectually disabled in all parts of community living.
There are many more programs and institutions that are passionate and dedicated to providing help and advocating for the rights of those who live with disabilities.