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How my disability changed my perspective on jobseeking

After she was diagnosed with a progressive condition, Rebecca McMurrer feared the time and effort she had put into building a nursing career would go to waste By Rebecca McMurrer First published in Careering Fall 2018 Jobseeking can be difficult in the best of circumstances. Browsing through

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“The best job I ever had”

“I have suffered from mild depression all of my life, and as an adult learned to control it and help myself. As I entered my 50’s I escalated from mild-medium into many severe episodes. When I was a younger more vibrant woman I could ace interviews and

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Happily Employed Former Client

“Seeking help is challenging for anyone but this is especially true when you have a disability. There is a cruel stigma on people with disabilities. We are judged before opportunities are even presented; for something we cannot control, for something we have no choice in. This is

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The FINESSED Project– “Fostering Inclusion and Environments of Support for Students with Episodic Disabilities“

Realize (www.realizecanada.org) is a national non-profit organization that works to foster positive changes for people living with HIV and other episodic disabilities. Realize is conducting a survey on the awareness of episodic disabilities in the post-secondary education sector in Ontario. The information gathered through the survey will

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Kait’s Employment Success: Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture

Kait’s Success Story Kait came to CCRW looking for help and supports in reaching her employment goals. After being out of the workforce for over a year due to health challenges, Kait was looking to resume work with part time employment. Though she had found an opportunity

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The Role of Art Therapy in Mental Health & Recovery

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Article submitted by Jane Upson, Freelance Writer One in 10 Canadians have a disability that limits their daily lifestyle and ability to work. According to Disability Credit Canada, 69% of small businesses in Canada claim to have never hired an individual with a disability.  In fact, only 1 in

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A ramp down to nature: Woman in wheelchair experiences Hopewell Rocks in new way

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A new ramp allows Murielle Pitre of Riverview to get closer to the water at the Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick Kate Letterick · CBC News · Posted: Jul 17, 2018 8:00 AM AT | Last Updated: July 17 Murielle Pitre takes

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The dawning of a new age for persons with disabilities in Canada

By Al Etmanski Opinion Mon., July 9, 2018 in the Toronto Star The recently proposed Accessible Canada Act and the Senate report on fixes for Revenue Canada concerning the Disability Tax Credit, Breaking Down Barriers are stellar achievements for advocates with disabilities and the receptive politicians and

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The Accessible Canada Act, increasing access and inclusion to create prosperity for Canada with Disabilities

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For Immediate Release, June 22, 2018 CCRW joins Canada’s disability community in welcoming Wednesday’s tabling of the Federal Accessibility Legislation, by Minister of Sport & Persons with Disabilities, the Hon. Kirsty Duncan.  The legislation was a key election promise in the 2015 election and since then Canadians

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Minister Duncan introduces the proposed Accessible Canada Act

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Most significant progress for people with disabilities in over 30 years June 20, 2018                    Gatineau, Quebec                    Employment and Social Development Canada Today, following the most inclusive and accessible consultation with Canadians with disabilities and with the disability community, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science

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