The Roeher Institute

Misson and activities:

The Roeher Institute is a leading policy-research and development organization. Its mission is to generate knowledge, information and skills to secure the inclusion, citizenship, human rights and equality of people with intellectual and other disabilities.
The Institute is grounded in and responsive to the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Its research, analysis and other activities are focussed on extending the social, economic and other benefits of public and private sector policy/programs to people with disabilities. Where existing policies are inadequate to secure full citizenship, The Institute formulates new policy directions. A Canadian perspective is at the forefront of The Institute's work. Relevance to an international agenda on disability and human rights is also a priority.

Our organization has a policy for including people with disabilities among staff, volunteer workers and clientele.

Our non governmental, non-profit, organization works at the national level.

We consider ourselves as part of the international Independent Living and Disability Rights Movement.

Our organization is mainly run, controlled and represented by disabled people.

We have expertise, or are interested in cooperating with other organizations, in the areas of:

Disability, public-sector and private-sector policy and programs which impact on the lives and well-being of people with disabilities. We take a cross-disability perspective, with intellectual disability as a particular area of sensitivity and expertise.
We are a learning organization, continually exploring new issues as these arise and drawing attention to issues which call for broader awareness. Our areas of concentration at the present time are:
- Children and Families;
- Communities and Inclusion;
- Disability Supports;
- Employment and Icome Security;
- Education, Literacy and Learning;
- Human Rights, Ethics and Technology;
- Research Methods and Theory;
- Safety and Security;

We have cooperated with organizations in other countries before, including:

The National Resource Centre for Inclusion - India on a major inclusive education initiative, development of family and disability organizations in the Caribbean region, have research for the OECD, research on issues of disability and social support in Central and South America, and
consulting and presentations for various UN and other international organizations.

Our positions are accessible for people with disabilities

Contact us:
Phone:(416) 661-9611
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Address:Kinsmen Bldg., York University, 4700 Keele Street
M3J 1P3
Toronto (North York)

This entry added: Sunday 20th May 2001. (record #398) Changed: Monday 21st March 2005.