Coalition of Persons with Disabilities


Coalition of Persons with Disabilities Newfoundland and Labrador
460 Torbay Road
St. John’s, NL
A1A 5J3

Tel: (709) 722-7011



COD-NL's main role is information, education and awareness.  Although it does not provide any direct services to members, it does strive to involve its members and all persons with disabilities in its objective of influencing change and policy at all levels of government.

COD-NL acts as a catalyst, bringing together various organizations of and for persons with disabilities amongst themselves and with government and other non-government agencies to address issues of mutual concern. COD-NL works with individual and representatives organizations to address policy and program issues around education, training, employment, labour market strategies, social and economic development, human rights, accessibility, accommodations, income support, home support services, etc. COD-NL also works with Federal and Provincial government departments in policy consultation and advocacy capacities.


Our Mandate includes:

1) Promoting the Inclusion of persons with disabilities through public education and awareness;

2) Influencing change at all government levels to ensure full citizenship for all persons with disabilities; and

3) Networking with others to influence change.


The Coalition has created and sustained positive working relationships and partnerships with other community based disability organizations. These relationships are critical to ensuring that we maintain a cross disability focus and that our efforts towards systemic change are grounded in sound advice and recommendations from all relevant stakeholders, and benefit all persons with disabilities. These organizations include (but are not limited to):

• NL Association of the Deaf,

• Brain Injury Association of Newfoundland and Labrador;

• Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador;

• NL Association of Community Living (NLACL);

• Canadian Hard of Hearing-NL (CHHA-NL);

• Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB);

• Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA);

• Cerebral Palsy Association of Newfoundland and Labrador;

• Consumers Health Awareness Network NL (CHANNAL);

• Down Syndrome Society of Newfoundland and Labrador;

• Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador;

• Independent Living Resource Centre (ILRC);

• Learning Disabilities Association of Newfoundland and Labrador;

• Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada;

• People First, Newfoundland and Labrador;

• Spinal Cord Injury Association of Newfoundland & Labrador

• Schizophrenia Association


Population Served 

The mandate and goals of COD-NL are achieved by working in partnership with the identified primary stakeholders. Within this context, our primary stakeholders are: 

• Women and men with disabilities and their families living throughout the entire province;

• Our funders, the Department of Health and Community Services, NL and the previous Human Resources Labour and Employment (HRLE)

• Our national affiliate Council of Canadians with Disabilities

• Minister Responsible for the Status of Persons with Disabilities

• The Disability Policy Office

• Other provincial disability organizations

• Policy makers

• Non-traditional partners, such as leaders within Industry and Health Authorities, the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women

• Other stakeholders within NL

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