Mission and Mandates

The International Network on the Disability Creation Process (INDCP) is a non-profit organization based in Quebec (Canada) that was founded in 1986. The organization works in the field of disability and rehabilitation. All the activities of the INDCP are based on the Human Development Model – Disability Creation Process (HDM-DCP), a model dedicated to understanding and improving the quality of life of people with impairments or disabilities. To this day, the INDCP offers a classification, two assessment tools and various trainings that are related to the HDM-DCP. In addition, the INDCP also offers a journal known as Human Development, Disability and Social Change.


The mission of the organization is to promote the most appropriate response to the needs of people with impairments and through the promotion, application and development of the conceptual framework for the Human Development Model – Disability Creation Process (HDM-DCP).


To carry out its mission, the INDCP has set the following objectives:

  • To develop knowledge of and expertise in the application and validation of the Human Development Model (HDM) and Disability Creation Process (DCP), which explains the causes and consequences of diseases, trauma, and other effects to human integrity and development.
  • To disseminate knowledge, research, training and the application of the HDM-DCP, as well as on the personal factors and environment factors influencing social participation of those with disabilities.
  • To promote the human rights of people with disabilities in order to achieve optimal social participation in an inclusive society.
  • To set up an international network dedicated to the improvement and promotion of the HDM-DCP, which will maintain regular links with experts and organizations from the different countries
  • To develop classifications and information systems in the area of healthcare and social policy.