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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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National AccessAbility Week 2017

GATINEAU, QC, May 11, 2017 /CNW/ – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today issued the following statement: “As Canada’s first Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities, I believe that our country’s diversity is our strength—and when we include people with disabilities,

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‘What’s a blind guy from Canada going to tell NASA?’: B.C. writer asks

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By: David P. Ball Metro Published on Thu Apr 13 2017 To read the article in its entirety, please go to www.metronews.ca Photo by Jennifer Gauthier/Metro Ryan Knighton, a creative writing instructor at North Vancouver’s Capilano University, truly never expected being enlisted by NASA. But the travel

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CCRW Honours Employers, Clients of Distinction at Awards Ceremony

The Canadian Council for Rehabilitation and Work singled out clients and employers of distinction today through an annual awards ceremony. The Canadian Council of Rehabilitation and Work Business Awards luncheon were held at Holiday Inn St. John’s. The event recognizes outstanding people and organizations that go above

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

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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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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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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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