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Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities: Youth consultation on changing attitudes

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On November 16, 2017, a live webcast was held exploring youth and changing attitudes towards people with non-visible disabilities. The webcast featured four youth panelists representing a broad spectrum of youth with non-visible disabilities. Among the 150 registrants across the country and the United States, many engaging

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Statement by Minister Hehr on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

From Employment and Social Development Canada December 3, 2017                    Gatineau, Quebec             Employment and Social Development Canada “Today Canada and the world celebrate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This is a day for us to reflect on how far we have come

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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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Connecting More People with Disabilities to Job Opportunities

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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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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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Canadian Business SenseAbility to help companies access the benefits of hiring people with disabilities

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ – Canadian Business SenseAbility, a national, not-for-profit organization run by private sector business leaders, launched today in Toronto. The organization was created to help more Canadian companies access the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. “There is a strong business case for

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Moncton “Walk & Roll” Postponed

June 6, 2014 Dear colleagues, clients and friends Following the events of the past two days and the heroic death of 3 RCMP officers, we have decided to postpone our Disability Awareness Week Walk & Roll.  We will reschedule it within the next few weeks and will

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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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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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A Free Online Employment Tool for Canadians with Disabilities and the Employers Who Need Them: Skills Training Partnership (STP)®

Media Release: A Free Online Employment Tool for Canadians with Disabilities and the Employers Who Need Them: Skills Training Partnership (STP)® Persons with disabilities remain the most under represented group in Canada’s workforce. Of the 14.3 per cent of the Canadian population identified as living with a

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