Hello there and I’m Christian Robicheau happy to be with you on this second
to last weekend of October.
I simply cannot believe that October is almost at an end but here we are.
Today, I am pleased to share our president’s weekly editorial with you and
for this week Donna J. Jodhan talks about a very chronic problem that is
just not wanting to go away.
I urge and invite you to read on.
Be safe !
Are we last in line?
By Donna J. Jodhan
This is a question that continues to haunt me and much as I as a naturally
positive person at heart would like to say no to this question;
unfortunately I am unable to do so.
There are so many things for me to use as evidence. First, the Canadian
Government’s pay out to Canadians with disabilities who qualify for a one
time pay out of $600 in recognition of the hardships that they have had to
endure because of the Covid virus.
There are many who will be very grateful for this but here is the question
of the day! Why is it that we as a community have had to wait for so long?
Why does it appear that we are last in line? Canadians with disabilities
have been some of the most hardest hit by the Covid yet we are last in line
to receive any sort of benefits and even at that Parliament had difficulty
passing the necessary legislation to make this happen because they chose to
make this their hockey puck due to bickering about other matters in the
House of Commons.
Then there is this! During the week of October 05 several organizations
including Bell Media made a huge splash when they announced initiatives to
give persons of colour greater opportunities to become members of media
outlets and to figure more prominently in media activities and in the
For where I say well done! It is about time! How about those with
disabilities? Have we been considered or are we going to have to be last in
line to be recognized? Or once more; have we been forgotten or left out?
Should we not be a part of this equation?
My gentle reminder would be this! We as persons with disabilities are Human
Beings! We live, breathe, and require the same things as everyone else!
However, we require additional support and services due to no fault of our
We are being faced with having to incur additional expenses and hardships
because we need to depend on assistance to fulfill our daily requirements.
We have been one of the hardest hit as a community through out the Covid!
Much of our community struggle financially because we live below the poverty
line. Our employment opportunities are severely limited mainly because of
attitude and technological barriers and lack of financial and social program
If it appears that we are being placed last in line then here is my burning
question of the day! How should we be expected to be treated at hospitals
and other medical facilities if we are there to receive any sort of medical
treatment including Covid related matters?
Moreover; should we resign ourselves to the sobering reality that we will
probably be last in line to be treated let alone be saved?
Just my two cents for today.
I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and safe weekend.
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