A Canada that values diversity; and honors, respects and includes all its citizens.
People First of Canada is a national non-profit organization for men and women with an intellectual disability supporting each other to reclaim our right to be recognized as full citizens. We do this through peer support, sharing our personal stories, developing leadership skills, advocating for our right to choose where and with whom we live, and by ensuring that our voices are heard and respected. We work together to educate and influence communities and government to ensure that all persons with intellectual disabilities are fully included and supported to live as equal citizens in Canada.
Who can be a member of People First?
People First membership is open to all individuals who have experienced any of the following:
- Have been labeled with an intellectual disability
- Have lived in an institution or group home
- Have attended a special education program or sheltered workshop, or
- Have received services for persons who have been labeled with an intellectual disability.