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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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New Research Centre to Help Injured, Ill and Disabled Workers Stay in Job Market

HAMILTON, ON–(Marketwired – February 04, 2014) – Vancouver-based Krystal Johnston, 29, has carpal tunnel syndrome. Two surgeries, one on each wrist, failed to fix the loss of feeling in her hands and arms. Her doctor told her she is unlikely to return to ironworking, a job she

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Consultation to shape vision for accessibility in B.C.

VICTORIA – B.C. is launching a series of 19 in-person community consultation sessions around the province as part of a comprehensive Disability White Paper Consultation on issues facing people with disabilities. This consultation is guided by a leadership team made up of government, the disability community and

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Harper government helps Canadians with disabilities access jobs

Enabling Accessibility Fund – New Workplace Accessibility Stream Announced December 20, 2013 – Calgary, AB – Emploi et Développement social Canada The Government of Canada is inviting small businesses and social enterprises to apply for funding through the Enabling Accessibility Fund for projects that will increase accessibility for

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Employment inclusion program celebrates early successes

By Tyler Clarke, Prince Albert Daily Herald Published December 16, 2013 Only a few months in, the Ready to Work Inclusion Program has already put two people with employment barriers into paid positions. A receptive business community and a keen batch of people striving beyond their employment

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Fake Interpreter Insults Deaf Communities

TORONTO, Dec. 11, 2013 /CNW/ – Access denied to Deaf communities of the world on a day of admiration for a great leader is an insult. The fake sign language interpreter at Mandela’s memorial ceremony on Tuesday in South Africa ridicules the life of the legend. Not

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