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Monthly archive for December 2014

Stella Young, writer, comedian and disability activist, dies aged 32; tributes flow for ‘passionate advocate’

December 8, 2014, Sydney Australia – Rest in peace, Stella Young. Prominent disability activist, writer and comedian Stella Young has died at the age of 32. A statement from her family said she passed away unexpectedly in Melbourne on Saturday evening. Young was born in Stawell, country

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Talent Untapped: Mining the talent pool of disability.

Talent Untapped – Documentary about employment and persons with disabilities Journalist Anna Karina Tabunar is creating a documentary on employment of persons with disabilities.  “Talent Untapped” was officially launched in Ottawa on December 4, 2014. Ms. Tabunar comments: “People with disabilities form the fastest growing minority group

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Government of Canada Marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Government has introduced numerous initiatives to support persons with disabilities and their families December 3, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Finance Minister Joe Oliver and Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson today marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and highlighted the Government

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UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology

December 3, 2014 – the world    U N I T E D   N A T I O N S                              N A T I O N S   U N I E S    the Secretary-General — MESSAGE ON The International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3

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Minister Bergen launches new call for proposals to help Canadians with disabilities obtain jobs

Organizations invited to apply for funding under reformed Opportunities Fund OTTAWA, Dec. 1, 2014 /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, addressed the Fifth Annual Forum on Inclusion in Ottawa, just days ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities which occurs

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Government of Canada supports jobs and opportunities for youth and Canadians with disabilities in Newfoundland and Labrador

ST. JOHN’S, Nov. 28, 2014  /CNW/ – The Government of Canada is helping 70 youth and Canadians with disabilities develop the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by Senator Fabian Manning on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State

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