Social Policy Reform

PEIACL promotes the rights and values in keeping with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

For the last 60 + years we have taken a leadership role in the area of law reform and social policy. Working with governments at all levels and the community, we promote policies and programs that support people with intellectual disabilities in every aspect of life and work to break down barriers in the systems.

With the varying policies and systems that are affecting families/individuals, the PEIACL has been focusing on the compliance within the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

With rates of disability growing across PEI and around the world, due in part to aging populations, we can no longer afford the cost of exclusion. Good public policy creates a society in which people – in all their diversity – are equally valued, free, safe and respected for their presence and contribution in social, political, cultural and economic life in their community.