Actively transforming our world.

Our policy priorities are guided by the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals to create a better and more sustainable future for all.

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POLICIES GUIDED BY THE UN

Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Goal 4: Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

GIVING PEOPLE A VOICE

Our Advocacy for All Abilities

The following are examples of our advocacy work that gives voice to the belief that everyone should have an active and engaged quality of life that enables meaningful connections and contribution to the world.

VOTE HOUSING

Vecova has endorsed Vote Housing, a national, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy campaign led by the Canadian Lived Experience Leadership Network (CLELN), the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness, the Canadian Housing & Renewal Association, and the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada.

  • For many persons with disabilities there are limited housing options that are safe, affordable and accessible. 
  • Persons with disabilities disproportionately live in substandard housing or must settle for less compatible housing options such as large group residences or senior facilities.  In some cases, they end-up homeless.
  • Over 400,000 adults with disabilities or 15.3% of the Canadian population have core housing needs, which is more than 60% higher than those without disabilities.
  • Vecova supports adequate, safe and affordable housing for people of all abilities. 

COMMUNITY ENGAGED LEARNING SESSIONS

University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine

Vecova is collaborating with Community Engaged Learning in the Indigenous Local & Global Health Office at the Cumming School of Medicine on offering community engaged learning experiences for medical students.

 

Community Engaged Learning strives to help future physicians better understand and appreciate the lived experience of people in the communities they serve, to appreciate the role of self-determination in their medical care, and to recognize that people with lived experience and the organizations that serve them are experts in how to educate and advocate for their health needs.  Studies have shown that when medical students are provided community engaged learning experiences, they are better able to provide appropriate interactions and care for their patients and advocate alongside them.

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