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e-1925 (Disabled and handicapped persons)

Initiated by Wendy Atto Doran from Ile Perrot, Quebec

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • There are thousands of older Canadians and senior citizens aged 65+ currently caring for adult children with severe autism and/or other physical and mental disabilities;
  • These Canadians are becoming less and less able to handle such challenges, both physical and emotional, as they age while at the same time having to face and care for their own health challenges;
  • The future care of their disabled children is a continual source of worry to their aging parents; and
  • This is a problem that occurs in every province and territory in Canada and reflects a very large gap in the support network for Canadians, especially seniors.
We, the undersigned, residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to work with parents and caregivers to provide targeted funding opportunities made available to facilitate the setting up of affordable group homes and residences that provide appropriate and continued care to aging Canadians coping with severe autism and/or other physical and mental disabilities.
Government response tabled on May 27, 2019 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-124-04)
Open for signature
November 6, 2018, at 5:24 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
March 6, 2019, at 5:24 p.m. (EDT)
Presented to the House of Commons
Peter Schiefke (Vaudreuil—Soulanges)
April 10, 2019 (Petition No. 421-03390)
Government response tabled
May 27, 2019
Photo - Peter Schiefke
Liberal Caucus
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