Vision, Mission and Values

Vision

ICDR will be a leader in research and education in the rehabilitation sciences focused on improving the lives of people with disabilities globally.

Mission

The mission of ICDR is to advance the function and well-being of people of all abilities through a scholarly mandate that focuses on:

  • Education: Enriching the educational experience of rehabilitation science students locally and globally, and providing professional development for rehabilitation professionals to become more responsive to global needs
  • Research: Contributing to new knowledge and innovation on international issues in rehabilitation and disability

Values

ICDR’s work is underpinned by a commitment to the following values:

  • Respect: We recognize the talents and abilities of those with whom we work, and the central role of those whose lives are affected by what we do
  • Partnership: We strive for authentic partnership with those we work with and for
  • Rights-based approach: We work to promote and advocate for human rights, social justice, and equity for all people
  • Innovation and excellence: We seek creative, bold and holistic solutions that meaningfully address the complex needs of people with disabilities and their communities
  • Inclusion: We welcome, respect and partner with people with diverse abilities, opinions, and backgrounds
  • Sustainability: We promote the use of local expertise to facilitate self-reliance and independence of individuals and communities