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New OHRC policy statement explains the duty to accommodate under Ontario’s Human Rights Code

  For immediate release October 12, 2017 Toronto – Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a new policy statement explaining the purpose and importance of the duty to accommodate under the Ontario Human Rights Code (Code). Employers and unions, housing providers and service providers have a legal duty to accommodate

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Academic accommodation: New OHRC inquiry report on systemic barriers for post-secondary students with mental health disabilities

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released With learning in mind, a new inquiry report that describes systemic barriers that students with mental health disabilities experience in post-secondary schools. It also outlines the changes the OHRC called for in college and university policies and programs, and the

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Improving Ontario’s Social Assistance Programs

Ministry of Community and Social Services Improving Ontario’s Social Assistance Programs September 1, 2017 12:30 P.M. The province is taking steps to build a fairer Ontario by making improvements to social assistance programs. Changes include: Increasing rates Social assistance rates for all individuals receiving support from the

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Connecting More People with Disabilities to Job Opportunities

portrait of Tracy MacCharles

Province Releases Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities June 5, 2017 1:30 P.M. Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Ontario is taking action to break down employment barriers for people with disabilities by launching a new strategy to connect more people with disabilities to rewarding jobs and more employers

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Humber College: Transition to Work Event

CCRW staff involved in the presentations at Humber College

Humber College: Transition to Work Event (Tues. May 2, 2017) Joint collaboration between JAS, WESP and Partners – Toronto CCRW presented 2 workshops: “How and When to Disclose” – lead by Carolyn MacDiarmid (WESP) & Justin Lee (Partners) “Arranging Job Accommodations” – lead by Emily Jooste &

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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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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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Reasonable Doubt: get to know your Community Legal Clinic

The next time you have a question about your tenancy, are facing eviction, are denied ODSP or are refused Employment Insurance, contact your CLC. by Rachael Lake Published in NOW Magazine August 8, 2016 “Community Legal Clinics (CLCs) are funded by Legal Aid Ontario, but are different

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