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New OHRC policy statement explains the duty to accommodate under Ontario’s Human Rights Code

  For immediate release October 12, 2017 Toronto – Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a new policy statement explaining the purpose and importance of the duty to accommodate under the Ontario Human Rights Code (Code). Employers and unions, housing providers and service providers have a legal duty to accommodate

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Consultation Report of Canada’s Possible Accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Overview American Sign Language video of the Overview and Consultations sections Canada is a party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Convention). The Convention entered into force for Canada on April 10, 2010. Its purpose is to ensure that all people

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Academic accommodation: New OHRC inquiry report on systemic barriers for post-secondary students with mental health disabilities

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released With learning in mind, a new inquiry report that describes systemic barriers that students with mental health disabilities experience in post-secondary schools. It also outlines the changes the OHRC called for in college and university policies and programs, and the

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Improving Ontario’s Social Assistance Programs

Ministry of Community and Social Services Improving Ontario’s Social Assistance Programs September 1, 2017 12:30 P.M. The province is taking steps to build a fairer Ontario by making improvements to social assistance programs. Changes include: Increasing rates Social assistance rates for all individuals receiving support from the

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Dear Everybody,

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It’s time: Kids and young adults with disabilities raise their voices to challenge disability stigma ‘Dear Everybody’ is the start of a national movement launched by Holland Bloorview focused on ending the cycle of disability stigma and breaking down barriers and bias TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – August 28,

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Blind woman from Brampton navigates the choppy waters of job market

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Brampton’s Nat Miller’s job quest is part of a documentary “Employable Me” airing Friday, Aug. 18, at 9 p.m. Aug 09, 2017 09:51 by Radhika Panjwani Brampton Guardian When it comes to hiring differently-abled candidates, most employers, it seems, just can’t look past the individual’s disability, says

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Canadian Hearing Society Board of Directors Position Posting

View this message in ASL Our client, the Canadian Hearing Society (“CHS”), is a growing national organization dedicated to providing high-quality services and products to Deaf and hard of hearing Canadians. CHS is inviting applications/nominations for multiple Board of Directors appointments in 2017 and 2018. Founded in

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‘Just like everyone else’: Islander excited about new mats and wheelchairs in P.E.I. National Park

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‘It’s the ability to sit down on the beach and enjoy listening to the waves and be close to it’ By Nancy Russell, CBC News Posted: Jul 13, 2017 6:00 AM AT Going to the beach just got easier for Prince Edward Islanders and visitors with mobility issues,

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Connecting More People with Disabilities to Job Opportunities

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Province Releases Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities June 5, 2017 1:30 P.M. Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Ontario is taking action to break down employment barriers for people with disabilities by launching a new strategy to connect more people with disabilities to rewarding jobs and more employers

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Study: Women in Canada: Women with Disabilities

Statistics Canada has released this study today. Today, Statistics Canada releases a new chapter, “Women with Disabilities,” from the publication Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report. This chapter provides a broad statistical portrait of women with disabilities. Where relevant, comparisons are made in the study between

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