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Childhood Disability (Without) Poverty: a National Discussion

May 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

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This family-led event will explore the intersection of familial poverty, childhood disability, and health outcomes. It will create an opportunity for families, health care professionals, and policy researchers to come together and share both their knowledge and lived experiences on equal footing to identify where we can partner to effect systemic change. Childhood disability is known to have a huge financial impact on families and children.

There is simply not enough data or awareness about the intersection of childhood disability with familial and personal lifelong financial challenges.

We want to change that.

Disability Without Poverty is a movement, led by people with disabilities supported by our families, friends, service providers, allies and organizations. Right now, our priority is to build consensus toward a federal Canada Disability Benefit that would ensure income support above the poverty line for people who live with disabilities.




Call for Artists Living in Canada

We are seeking submissions, 3 minutes maximum, of original material – a poem, song, monologue, however you express yourself – to publicize and present within and around this national conversation about Childhood Disability Poverty at our discretion.

If you’re interested in being featured, please include or attach to an email:

  • 30 second to 3 minute video clip. Longer clips may be edited at our discretion.
  • Short bio including whether you have a disability you would like to disclose (maximum 50 words).
  • Your Links (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, website) for “tags” to allow viewers to contact you for future performances and sales.

Send email to  on or before May 1, 2023.


Families and Other Attendees: Would you like to let us know what has prompted you to register for this conference, and how it connects to your life and / or work? Please submit a short written blurb or a video submission of 3 minutes maximum by May 1, 2023 to .


Other ways Disability Without Poverty might use artist, family, and other attendee submissions and contact information:

  • To amplify and promote your creativity through social media.
  • For future opportunities for performance and visibility.
  • Your name and email contact for invitations to our events and other mailings about Disability Without Poverty. You may unsubscribe at any time.

If you prefer to remain anonymous or have questions or concerns about the use of your submitted materials, please contact 


May 12, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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