We are delighted with your interest in disability issues in the Philippines. The cross-cutting issues of culture, gender, and poverty are important factors why understanding disability in the Philippine context can become a challenge. Nevertheless, understanding disability as a human right issue is an important social agendum that needs to be addressed in order to achieve the goal of equalization of opportunities and social justice for people of all abilities.

Thus, the Philippine Working Group (PWG) of the International Centre for Disability and Rehabilitation (ICDR), University of Toronto, is committed to promoting human rights as an important framework in guiding our disability-related works. By aligning ourselves with our motto, Concordia res parvae crescent (Working together to accomplish more), we rely on our global partnerships to achieve our individual and collective goals.

Thank you for visiting our website. 

Mabuhay po kayong lahat!

Sincerely,

jj randy

JEFFREY JD ANDRION, PT, PhD(c), MA, BScPT 
Co-Chairperson  
Toronto, Canada      

 RODOLFO NOEL S. QUIMBO, LLB, BA
Co-Chairperson  
Manila, Philippines

   

ICDR is an advocacy-oriented centre at the University of Toronto. We use research, education and service to promote health, well-being and social inclusion for people of all abilities worldwide, and especially in low- and middle-income countries like the Philippines. We are driven by a "critical" approach to our work, by which we mean an unwavering focus on social justice and equity. The innovative activities of ICDR's Philippine Working Group not only advance this mandate, but inspire others within and beyond ICDR to strive creatively and ambitiously for a better and more inclusive world.

Stephanie-Nixon1
Stephanie Nixon, PT, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
University of Toronto