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2014 Mental Health Week

Message from Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston,Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston on the Occasion of Mental Health Week Ottawa— Mental illness is one of the most complex and pressing health issues we are facing today. Depression, anxiety, mood disorders and addictive disorders

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia announce agreement to help British Columbians with disabilities get jobs

April 25, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Employment and Social Development Canada The governments of Canada and British Columbia have reached an agreement that will help British Columbians with disabilities gain the skills and experience they need to get jobs. The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of

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Toronto introduces Internet and Phone voting for fall elections.

News Release April 24, 2014 Toronto’s 2014 municipal election to offer internet and telephone voting for people with disabilities At its February meeting, Toronto City Council approved internet and telephone voting for persons with disabilities for the 2014 municipal election and awarded the contract to Scytl Canada

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Hiring people with disabilities

David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, makes the business case for hiring people with disabilities February 27, 2014 – CBC The Lang and O’Leary Exchange David Onley talks very frankly about the real facts about hiring persons with disabilities and why it makes sense for businesses to

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Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation Launches New Business Case for Recruiting and Retaining People With Episodic Disabilities

Key Findings Show Cost Savings and Benefits for Canadian Businesses in Hiring and Accommodating This Large Population Segment TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – February 26, 2014) – The Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) is pleased to announce the launch of The Business Case for Actively Recruiting

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Job training for Canadians with intellectual disabilities gets boost in federal budget

By: Alex Boutilier Staff Reporter, Joel Eastwood Staff Reporter, Published in the Toronto Star on Tue Feb 11 2014 Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s budget has small boosts for training programs helping Canadians with intellectual disabilities get to work. OTTAWA—Job training for Canadians with intellectual disabilities will receive a modest boost in cash

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M-430 Strengthening Employment for Canadians with Disabilities gets unanimous support in House of Commons

MP’s Motion wins all-party support Published in Brantford Expositor , February 13, 2014 Lisa Hooper says the passage of Brant MP Phil McColeman’s private member’s motion will help more people with disabilities find jobs. The motion, M-430, called Strengthening Employment for Canadians with Disabilities, received unanimous support Wednesday

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Canada submits first report on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

February 18, 2014 – Canada has submitted its first report on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Convention) to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. For your reference, you can access the Convention by clicking on this

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The Accessibility for Manitobans Act becomes Law

On December 5, 2013, Bill 26, “The Accessibility for Manitobans Act” , an historic legislation to remove barriers for people with disabilities, was given Royal Assent and became law in Manitoba. For more information please go to The Legislative Assembly of Manitoba

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MUN teams working on Canada-wide disability research project

Published in The Telegram on February 04, 2014 Researchers at Memorial University are joining a national effort to improve disability policy and support and keep ill and injured workers in the job market. Barbara Neis, a sociology professor and co-director of the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health

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