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Halifax Dartmouth organization opens doors for youths with disabilities by focusing on workplace talents

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Youth the Future organized by CCRW Publish in the Toronto Star Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Written by Julia-Simone Rutgers for Star Halifax HALIFAX—An inclusive employment organization in Dartmouth had a lot to celebrate Wednesday as it honoured the achievements of graduates and unveiled accessible picnic benches being

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Next New Sault Ste. Marie grocery store: Grocer 4 Good

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Published on CTV News Northern Ontario, August 19, 2019 by Nicole Di Donato A new grocery store is set to open this fall in Sault Ste. Marie. It will offer marginalized groups some employment skills and support. This includes people with autism, intellectual disabilities, and members of

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Bradford accessibility champions target local ‘vessels for change’

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The BWG Accessibility Advisory Committee hands out free children’s books at Outdoor Movie Nights to build awareness and acceptance of diversity Published in BradfordToday by Miriam King “You’re Felicia McCan, not Felicia McCan’t!” That’s a telling line from the children’s book, Felicia McCan, by Carolyn MacDiarmid and

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Employers miss out on talent by overlooking workers living with disabilities

Posted in The Conversation July 25, 2019 Author:  Silvia Bonaccio Businesses increasingly see diversity in the workplace as positive for their operations, according to a Conference Board of Canada survey of Canadian organizations. But according to the same report, while there is a recognition that diversity drives

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People with disabilities are not the damaged goods of the labour force.

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Published July 31, 2019 in The Yellowknifer by Therese Estacion Pursuing one’s vocational dreams as a person with a disability can be a seriously tough endeavour due to ableism. Ableism is a type of discrimination that is hurled against individuals with disabilities, or differently abled people. It

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Carleton Creates Canadian Accessibility Network

Announced on June 26, 2019 Building on its reputation as Canada’s most accessible university, Carleton University is launching the Canadian Accessibility Network – the first entity of its kind in the country. The announcement follows the historic passage of the federal government’s Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada

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When and how do financial incentives work best to promote the hiring and retention of people with disabilities? Researchers to find answers

Published in the Institute for Work & Health on June 27, 2019 Federally funded research project to produce guidelines and resources for policy-makers, employment service providers, employers and people with disabilities on best use of financial incentives (Toronto, Ont.)—Wage subsidies and other financial supports are widely used

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Canada’s first federal accessibility legislation receives Royal Assent

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June 21, 2019              Ottawa, Ontario              Employment and Social Development Canada OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ – Every Canadian deserves the opportunity to participate fully in their community and workplace, and to have an equal chance at success. The Government of Canada developed the Accessible Canada Act to remove

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Organization that supports job opportunities for people with disabilities officially re-opens

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Published in the Moose Jaw Express on May 22, 2019 By Jason G. Antonio, Moose Jaw Express Reporter Erin Boisvert became emotional as she talked about how the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) has supported her in finding employment that suits her abilities. Boisvert –

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Minister Qualtrough celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

GATINEAU, QC, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, today issued the following statement: “Today marks the 8th Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which aims to recognize the importance of digital access and inclusion for persons with disabilities. Technology

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