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Call for Participants--Parenting with a Disability and the Legal System

Deadline October 19, 2009

February 3, 2010
The Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto

A symposium presented by the Ethno-racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario (ERDCO) in collaboration with ARCH Disability Law Centre and the Law Society of Upper Canada, and their Community Partners

This event will increase cross-sectoral understanding of the disadvantages parents with disabilities face with the legal system when their disability is linked with race, culture, faith, financial status and/or family structure.

We welcome the participation of Judges, Lawyers, Child Advocates, Child Protection Workers, Social Workers, Disability Advocates and Parents with disabilities, and their allies. The symposium will feature keynote speakers and panellists from diverse backgrounds and experiences, as well as small group discussion and networking opportunities.

If you are an ethno-racial parent with a disability or a legal expert with something to say about this topic, and would like to participate in the symposium program, please email your bio and topic outline to by October 19, 2009.

For more information about ERDCO, visit