Disabling Poverty, Enabling Citizenship
A project of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD)
Michael J. Prince (Principal Researcher)
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Disabling Poverty, Enabling Citizenship, a five year (2008 – 2014) SSHRC funded Community
University Research Alliance (CURA) project, has been led by the Council of Canadians with
Disabilities (CCD), with Professor Michael J. Prince and Yvonne Peters as the Co-Principal
Researchers. Of the over 90 CURA grants awarded by SSHRC over the years, it is one of only
a very few that were community led. This community-driven research partnership is significant
for embodying exactly what it has aimed to achieve in society – inclusion, accessibility and
participation. Indeed, the overall working model of the partnership embraced effectively both
a philosophical and practical approach to research, a social rights model to disability, and a
cross-disability perspective, informed as well by gender analysis emphasizing the lived experiences
and the voices of persons with disabilities in order to advance substantive equality.