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Justin Trudeau Town Hall in Saint John – CCRW was there!

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes a selfie with Cody, a CCRW client

Saint John, NB   January 17, 2017 Cody, a CCRW client was thrilled to get a selfie with our Prime Minister as he travels across the country holding town halls for Canadians to be heard. Also joining in the day was (from left to right) Maureen Haan, President […]

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Only half of disabled Canadians have a full or part-time job: CIBC poll

Young hip woman in a wheelchair at her desk with several computer open in front of her.

Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:50AM EST on CTVNews.ca TORONTO — A new poll suggests that employment conditions remain dismal for Canadians with disabilities. The survey commissioned by CIBC and conducted by Angus Reid found that only half of respondents living with […]

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Disability Supports and Employment Policy

There is no definitive or well-articulated work disability policy in Canada. The primary objective of this study was to explore the issue of access to disability supports and links to paid employment. Click or tap here to read the entire document Disability Supports and Employment Policy

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Righting a Wrong

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently awarded $266,000 in damages to a woman who had accused her former employer of mocking and abusing her after she lost her hearing.  The court decision, authored by Judge Gloria Epstein and released on June 30, states that management at Applied […]

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Breaking down barriers: The Rick Hansen Foundation designs a fully accessible office

“Imagine not being able to work because you can’t enter an office building, use a standard desk, or see or read a computer screen. Unfortunately this is a very common occurrence for many people with disabilities.” “Although the Rick Hansen Foundation’s office was mostly accessible, the Foundation, […]

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Air Canada amps up inflight entertainment accessibility for visually impaired

The company announced its commitment to making all inflight entertainment systems accessible across its fleet of aircraft. By Michelle McQuigge The Canadian Press Published in the Toronto Star on Wed., Aug. 3, 2016 “Two Ontario residents filed a complaint against Air Canada with the Canadian Human Rights […]

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Reasonable Doubt: get to know your Community Legal Clinic

The next time you have a question about your tenancy, are facing eviction, are denied ODSP or are refused Employment Insurance, contact your CLC. by Rachael Lake Published in NOW Magazine August 8, 2016 “Community Legal Clinics (CLCs) are funded by Legal Aid Ontario, but are different […]

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Breaking down the barriers to employment for autistic people

Only 15% of autistic adults are in full-time paid work. Kathryn Moore, 25, discusses the prejudices people like her face, explains why her autism can actually be helpful to her job, and gives advice to employers on how to be more supportive. While this article is from […]

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Young and Disabled

This is a great example of those I see and those often not seen; with the right supports they are the ones who can become employed and gain a greater sense of value in there community. Published on Sep 8, 2015 https://youtu.be/wn0TZaO-_Io *Note: sound/music is optimized for […]

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A radically different “mobility aid”

On the Alinker you can be upright and actively moving, be at eye-level, have your hands free, have no stress on the lower limbs, sit with good posture, be stable and feel safe. Barbara Alink is a Dutch designer, architect, humanitarian, and inventor of the Alinker.  Barbara […]

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