We aim to work with partners, researchers, and individuals across Canada to identify gaps and build capacity of our community.
ASE Community is committed to working collectively with community organizations and institutions who serve Black Canadians with disabilities; specifically organizations who are focused primarily on advancing Black peoples' lives and combatting anti-Black racism.
We aim to offer community organizations audits, consultations, and strategic/operational planning specifically addressing anti-Black racism and ableism within services, policies, and programs. ("at cost" or "free ")
Through awareness campaigns and education , we will challenge ableism, discrimination, and oppression; specifically by building awareness of the persistent stigmas and behaviours that exclude and marginalize Black Canadians with Disability.
A Hub or Wayfinding resource for Black Persons with Disabilities and Community Organizations; including cultural relevant disability resources and community services; disability training, audits, and current legislation requirements; and experienced disability specialists/ counsellors/technologist in Blackness/disability..
We envision network ( Community of Practice) of Disability and Assistive Technologist specialists, psychologists, and educators who create training models and also advise community partners on issues of accessibility; specifically individualized client accommodations and organizational inclusive design.
As a Hub focusing on disability resources for the Black Canadians and Black-focused community organizations, ASE Community envisions consolidating and widely sharing federal, provincial, and Territory Accessibility Legislations, policies, and changes ,
This will include outlining and educating our members and partners on accessibility requirements; such as web accessibility, work place compliance, customer service standards.
Investigate innovative and emerging accommodation tools and strategies; including partnering to develop a national resource model that embeds accessible technology
( such as an Application- “App”)
We envision identifying gaps, and developing a nation-wide research and policy networks/ research projects that investigate the intersectional experiences of being Black, living with disabilities, and other identities in Canada.
ASE Community is looking for a Community Engagement Coordinator responsible for outreach and membership initiatives, event planning, and social media/online engagement aligned with the ASE community’s vision and values.