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Government of Canada provides support for Toronto youth – Breaking down barriers for youth, including those with disabilities

TORONTO, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ – Building a strong middle class means giving Canada’s youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs. That’s why today, Rob Oliphant, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce

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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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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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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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