Michael Bach

Michael Bach is the Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL), a national advocacy organization to advance the human rights and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. CACL is a federation of over 400 local associations for community living, and 13 provincial/territorial associations.

For a number of years, Dr. Michael Bach was Director of Research and Vice President at The Roeher Institute, a national institute for research on disability, public policy and human rights. Michael has undertaken research and development on disability and human rights both nationally and internationally (Central and South America, the Caribbean, European Community, India) on a wide range of public policy issues - funding for disability-related supports, labour force inclusion, literacy and education, children's and family issues, shifting to an individualized funding model for supports, guidelines for inclusive programs and services. He has completed numerous professional reports and research studies and published articles, chapters, and books in the area of disability and public policy. He has spoken at conferences nationally and internationally on wide-ranging issues in the field.

Michael Bach holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Equity Studies from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, of the University of Toronto. He is board member of MDAC.

Click here to read MDAC's interview with Michael Bach.

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