Carleton University’s Landon Pearson Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights will host Shaking the Movers a gathering of 50 young people from across Canada with disabilities, disability experiences or who are deaf. Shaking the Movers is the youth advisory group for the Inclusive Early Childhood Service System Project (IECSS).

The event will hold a forum attended by senators, government officials, researchers, policy-makers, parents, and others to understand youth perspectives on living with disabilities and deafness.

Media are invited to attend the forum event.

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. to 5:30
Where: Richcraft Hall Atrium, Carleton University
Info: Carleton President Benoit-Antoine Bacon will provide opening remarks. A campus map can be found online.

Shaking the Movers is youth-led and youth-driven workshop created by the Landon Pearson Centre. Using a rights‐based approach, it creates a space for young people to “have the floor” on issues and provide their ideas, perspectives and concerns to decision-makers.

These perspectives will be incorporated into a research project about disability as experienced by children, the adults who support them and the professionals who work with them. Shaking the Movers will help inform assessments of accessibility issues that youth confront and how these barriers influence those in rural areas who are lacking resources. The project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

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