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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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Winnipeg man, who is blind , shares employment experiences, challenges

tim mcisaac

This wonderful article posted on CBC Manitoba is a great example of what a person with a disability faces when employed.  It brings to light the meaning of workplace accommodations and what needs to be considered to have someone work to their full potential. Please note that

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Guelph study identifies job barriers for graduates with disabilities

Statistics Canada finds about 45% of Canada’s 2.3 million disabled workers have jobs CBC News Posted: Dec 03, 2015 6:00 AM ET A recent University of Guelph study shows Canadian university students with disabilities face disproportionate barriers to employment after graduation. According to study co-author Brad Seward, unemployment

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‘I was one of the stats’: Former reporter on the morning she woke up, unable to work

Christina Commisso, CTVNews.ca Published Thursday, December 3, 2015 10:52AM EST Anna-Karina Tabunar was juggling her career and family when she woke up about six years ago with a painful headache and a tingling sensation running through her arms and legs. Read the full article here

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Saskatchewan groups helps those with disabilities gain and keep jobs

Published on Global News, December 3, 2015 By Joel Senick A new survey suggests individuals with disabilities continue to face challenges when it comes to finding employment. Joel Senick finds out what some organizations are doing to help with skills training that could secure jobs. Read the

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Persons with Disabilities Continue to be Marginalized in Canadian Society: CHRC

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Dec. 2, 2015) – Persons with disabilities continue to be marginalized in Canadian society. Half of all the discrimination complaints filed in Canada are related to disability, according to a report by the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) released today. Read the full release

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Less than half of Canadian adults with disabilities have jobs: StatsCan

2011 data indicates 49 per cent of Canadians aged 25-64 and with disabilities found work By Pete Evans, CBC News Posted: Dec 03, 2014 12:59 PM ET Less than half of working-age Canadians with physical and mental disabilities have a job, a significantly lower percentage  than the

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Half of Canadians Accept Job Disability Discrimination

Jane Taber TORONTO — The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, Dec. 03, 2015 5:00AM EST Half of Canadians believe it’s understandable if an employer thinks it’s too risky to hire someone with a physical disability, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute and the Rick Hansen

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The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Champions for the Disabled

In one of the rare moments of perfect harmony at Queen’s Park, all three parties voted in favour of making Ontario barrier-free by 2025. However, there are concerns among some that the province isn’t on track to make that goal. David Onley, Ontario’s Lieutenant-Governor from 2007 to

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