Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies publishes peer-reviewed original articles that advance research in the multidisciplinary, international field of disability studies.

All content is totally open access. The CJDS never charges any processing or publication fees, and is free and open to the public. This ensures that scholarship in the CJDS reaches the broadest possible audience, with no barriers for authors, institutions, or readers. The journal also advocates for Open Accessibility, ensuring that all content is fully accessible.

The journal embraces a wide range of methodologies and perspectives, values collaborative and cross-disciplinary work, community partnership, and creative approaches to scholarship.

Research in the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies will be of interest to scholars and students from across all academic disciplines, as well as anyone involved in disability arts, advocacy, community organization or policy.  The journal foregrounds a critical disability studies perspective, committed to disability rights.

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Call For Proposals: Disability and/in/through fanfiction

This special issue invites works that explores disability in fanfiction, disability and fanfiction, and disability through fanfiction.  
Posted: 2015-11-11 More...

Call For Proposals: Institutional Survivorship


The Huronia Regional Centre, a residential facility for persons diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, operated in Ontario for 133 years until after a long and difficult history it was shut down in 2009. In this special journal issue, in honour of the work accomplished by Huronia survivors, we are interested in the experiences of disability and disablement both within and beyond experiences of institutionalization, and look to explore the meaning of survivorship as it pertains to institutionalization and disability. 

Posted: 2015-07-29 More...
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Vol 5, No 1 (2016)

Table of Contents


Predictors of Employer-Sponsored Disability Accommodation Requesting in the Workplace PDF HTML
Katherine Breward 1-41
Containment, Conformity: Families, Institutions, and the Limits of Imagination PDF HTML
Madeline Burghardt 42-72
Searching for Persons with Disabilities in Canadian Provincial Office PDF HTML
Mario Levesque 73-106
The Disability Paradox: Better Opportunities Versus the Hardships of High-Achieving Disabled Women of Ethiopia PDF HTML
Belaynesh Tefera, Marloes Van Engen 107-132
Divergent Encounters with Normal: Are They Really So Different After All? PDF HTML
Cynthia Bruce 133-157
Accessibility for Different Abilities: A Report PDF HTML
David Pererya 158-182
People with Disabilities and the Charter: Disability Rights at the Supreme Court of Canada Under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms PDF HTML
Mary Ann McColl, Rebecca Bond, David W. Shannon, Charles Shortt 183-210
Social Entrepreneurs with Disabilities: Exploring Motivational and Attitudinal Factors PDF HTML
Kate Caldwell, Sarah Parker Harris, Maija Renko 211-244


Review of Earth, Animal, and Disability Liberation by Nocella, Bentley & Duncan PDF HTML
Cameron Butler 245-250
Review of The Capacity Contract by Simplican PDF HTML
Ally Day 251-255
Review of Kristeva’s Fiction by ed. Trigo PDF HTML
Anthony Easton 256-261
Review of Deaf Gain by Bauman & Murray PDF HTML
Tracey Edelist 262-272
Review of Psychiatry and the Business of Madness by Burstow PDF HTML
Jennifer Poole, Zachary Sera Grant, Katherina Yerro 273-279
Review of FIXED by Brashear PDF HTML
Hilda Smith 280-284
Review of Don’t Call Me Inspirational by Rousso PDF HTML
Samantha Walsh 285-288