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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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CCRW Receives funding for Youth the Future programs in New Brunswick

Published January 15, 2015 in the Telegraph Journal By Alan Cochrane   A new federally funded program will help disabled people in Moncton get the training they need to re-enter the workforce, and provide employers with an incentive to hire them full-time. Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe MP Robert Goguen announced

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Stella Young, writer, comedian and disability activist, dies aged 32; tributes flow for ‘passionate advocate’

December 8, 2014, Sydney Australia – Rest in peace, Stella Young. Prominent disability activist, writer and comedian Stella Young has died at the age of 32. A statement from her family said she passed away unexpectedly in Melbourne on Saturday evening. Young was born in Stawell, country

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Talent Untapped: Mining the talent pool of disability.

Talent Untapped – Documentary about employment and persons with disabilities Journalist Anna Karina Tabunar is creating a documentary on employment of persons with disabilities.  “Talent Untapped” was officially launched in Ottawa on December 4, 2014. Ms. Tabunar comments: “People with disabilities form the fastest growing minority group

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Government of Canada Marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Government has introduced numerous initiatives to support persons with disabilities and their families December 3, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Finance Minister Joe Oliver and Minister of State (Finance) Kevin Sorenson today marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and highlighted the Government

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UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology

December 3, 2014 – the world    U N I T E D   N A T I O N S                              N A T I O N S   U N I E S    the Secretary-General — MESSAGE ON The International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3

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Minister Bergen launches new call for proposals to help Canadians with disabilities obtain jobs

Organizations invited to apply for funding under reformed Opportunities Fund OTTAWA, Dec. 1, 2014 /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, addressed the Fifth Annual Forum on Inclusion in Ottawa, just days ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities which occurs

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