COVID-19 exposes Canada’s ableism

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Stephanie Brooks
Leah Bennett

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COVID-19 has imposed numerous challenges onto Canadians including income insecurity, reduced access to healthcare, and last-minute workplace adaptations. Although these obstacles have altered the lives of thousands, many people in the disability community have been struggling with these challenges for years. This paper outlines how Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic uncovers the pervasive ableist attitudes that are present at both the government and societal levels.