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Struggling for Social Citizenship: Disabled Canadians, Income Security, and Prime Ministerial Eras

This book evaluates the origins of and recent restraints to the Canada Pension Plan disability benefit. Through an analysis of policy trends and government documents as well as interviews with officials, this study explores how disability in Canada has been administered and defined.
Pages: 328
$34.95 • ISBN: 9780773547049
McGill-Queen’s University Press

Weirwolf: My Story
David Weir was born without the use of his legs but quickly learned to cope. With the support of his coach, Jenny Archer, and his parents, partner and children, he won four gold medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games, among many other awards in other competitions. Weirwolf is an account of David’s experiences and how his accomplishments have helped changed attitudes toward disabilities around the world.
Pages: 281
$35.99 • ISBN: 978-1-84954-548-8
Biteback Publishing Ltd.

Conquer Your Chronic Pain: A Life-Changing Drug-Free Approach for Relief, Recovery, and Restoration
Dr. Peter Abaci presents readers with a personal and holistic model for pain management. In addition to detailing his own experience with injury and conventional pain management, Dr. Abaci outlines case studies and research that reveals chronic pain creates a brain-based disease, which will only respond to integrated therapies.
Pages: 192
$20.95 • ISBN: 978-1632650528
Career Press

How to Control Your Anger Before it Controls You
With his approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Albert Ellis wants to help you control and understand your anger. He provides tips and insights on how to relax, act your way out of anger and accept your anger.
Pages: 204
$16.95 • ISBN: 9780806538013
Penguin Random House Canada

A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Lives
For Thupten Jinpa, compassion can offer personal benefits and improved health and act as a way to reach your goals. With simple daily practices, Jinpa trains readers to be more compassionate and resist fearing compassion.
Pages: 304
$16.00 • ISBN: 9781101982921
Penguin Random House Canada

WEBSITES

A song for stroke survivors
tonihickman.com
Toni Hickman’s song “I Am Victorious” is available for download on her website; one-third of each $0.99 purchase will be given to YoungStroke, a non-profit organization dedicated to young stroke survivors. Hickman is a survivor of two brain aneurysms and one stroke. Through her music, she expresses her perseverance and determination.

The Disability Channel—Showcasing Abilities
thedisabilitychannel.ca
The Disability Channel works to bridge the gap in society regarding persons with disabilities and disability issues, and to build awareness about inclusion and accessibility. As well as providing television and online content, this network also provides education and employment for persons with disabilities.

VIDEOS

My Life With My Brother Rhys
The winner of the 2016 TIFF Kids Filmpossible award, director Owen McIntyre brings visibility to disability by showcasing his life with his brother Rhys. The award, presented by Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, aims to improve the lives of kids with disabilities through film and education.

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