News and Events

Who Decides? A Workshop about Supported Decision-making

The Coalition for Supported Decision-Making will host an interactive workshop on Tuesday, May 30th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Benevolent Irish Society Hall, 582 North River Rd in Charlottetown. Joanne Taylor, Executive Director of the Nidus Centre for Personal Planning in British Columbia, will be our guest. Joanne has helped hundreds of [Read More…]

Our Position Papers

Introduction PEI ACL’s position is one of full citizenship in which people with intellectual disabilities and their families lead good lives in welcoming communities.  We advocate for the full inclusion of people who have an intellectual disability in all aspects of community life.   The policy statements are designed to assist families, self-advocates, staff and volunteer [Read More…]

Our Values and Principles

VALUES AND PRINCIPLES The PEI Association for Community Living (PEIACL) views the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) to be the document that best describes and advances the rights of people with disabilities. We believe strongly in the principles contained in the UNCRPD, and support the rights and responsibilities enshrined [Read More…]

Physician (Medical) Assisted Death

Plain Language Summary The Supreme Court of Canada has decided that physician-assisted suicide and voluntary euthanasia are no longer against the law. “Physician-assisted suicide” is when a person kills him/herself with the help of a doctor. “Voluntary Euthanasia” is when a person asks a doctor to kill him or her. In both cases, a doctor [Read More…]