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Roy Hanes

Social Work

Phone:613-520-2600 x 3545
Office:604 Dunton Tower

Research Interests

I have 40 years of experience and expertise working with and for people with disabilities at the local, national and international levels. My research interests include disability histories, accessibility and inclusion in Schools of Social Work in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia, violence toward women as a cause of disability.


I have been involved in disability rights organizing since 1984 and since that time my advocacy work has attempted to address issues of accessibility and inclusion. I am a founding member of the Ottawa Community Independent Living Centre, a founding member of the Persons with Disabilities Caucus of the Canadian Association for Social Work Education, a founding member of the Canadian Disability Studies Association, a founding member of Committee On Disability and Abuse of Crime Prevention Ottawa. I am a member of the City of Ottawa Accessibility Advisory Committee. My perspectives on disability inclusion and accessibility is linked to this advocacy work and community organizing and my theoretical framework is very much linked to a social- political model of disability.

Selected publications

2018     Hansen, N. Hanes, R. and Driedger, D.: Untold Stories-Histories of disability in Canada. Toronto: Canada Scholars Press.

2018    Jenna Johnston and Roy Hanes “Socialization and Dating of Youth Adults with Autism       Spectrum Disorder.”

2017    Hanes, Roy, Ivan Brown, Nancy Hansen (2017) The Routledge History of Disability.        London: Routledge, Taylo Francis Group

2020  Roy Hanes Social Work and People with Disabilities in S. Hick An Introduction to Social Work in Canada, Pearson Press.

2017    Roy Hanes “The genesis of societies for crippled children in Canada and their American    roots” in Hanes, Roy, Ivan Brown, Nancy Hansen (2017) The Routledge History of    Disability. London: Routledge, Taylo Francis Group.

2017    Irene Carter, Roy Hanes, and Judy MacDonald Social Work and Disabled People:               Bringing an Anti-Social Oppression Discourse to Anti- Oppression Social Work Donna   Baines “Doing Anti- Oppressive Practice.” Fernwood Press.

2016    Roy Hanes “Critical Disability Theory Revisited: Developing a Post Social Model for Social Work in Jeanette Robinson and Grant Larsen “A Progressive Approach to Disability in Canada – Advancing a Critical Lens.” Fernwood Press.

2016    Siu Ming Kwok, Dora Tam, Roy Hanes An Exploratory Study into Social Welfare Policies and Social Service Delivery Models for People with Disabilities in China.” Published in the Global Social Welfare Journal..

2014 Roy Hanes, Irene Carter, Judy MacDonald, McMurphy, J. and  Suzanne Skinner “Exploring Social Work and Disability in US Schools of Social Work”  in Professional Development: The International Journal of Continuing Social Work Education, Fall, 2014.

2013  Roy Hanes and Nancy Werk “Lamenting the Discontinuation of the Participation Activities Survey:  Using PALS 2006 to Examine the Provision of Educational Programs to Children and Youth with Disabilities in Canada.” Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

2012    Carter, Irene, Roy Hanes, Judy MacDonald “The Inaccessible Road Not Taken: The Trials, Tribulations and Successes of the Persons with Disabilities in Social Work Post Secondary Education” The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies. Vol. 1 No.1, p.109- 142.

2010    Roy Hanes “ None is Still Too Many: An Historical Exploration of Canadian Immigration and Citizenship Legislation As It Pertains to People with Disabilities. Developmental Disabilities Bulletin, Volume 37, Number 1 & 2, Nov.

2009  Roy Hanes “Independent Living Centres: An Example of Non Government Organizations for People with Disabilities in Canada” in NGOS and Community Development. Beijing, China: Social Sciences Academic Press.

2008    Donald Leslie, Roy Hanes, Peter Dunn and Judy MacDonald. Disability Related Best Practices in Promoting Disability Inclusion Within Canadian Schools of Social Work. Disability Studies Quarterly, Winter

2006    Dunn, Peter, Roy Hanes, Susan Hardie and Judy MacDonald. “Creating Disability Inclusion Within Canadian Schools of Social Work”.  Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 5(1), 1 – 19.