Provincial Disability Councils
Provincial Disability Councils are created, for the most part, by provincial laws. They are made up of representatives of civil society organizations that work on issues concerning people with disabilities and representatives of government agencies, which formulate and, in some cases, coordinate policies for the inclusion and access to rights of people with disabilities. Some Councils also monitor and evaluate provincial policies implemented to that end.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- civil society private stakeholders
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision