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Campbell: Hiring qualified disabled workers is good for business – and society

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Published in the Ottawa Citizen on October 7, 2019 Written by Jeannette Campbell October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  It’s the official month every year for celebrating and recognizing workplace contributions of people who have a disability and business successes they help create.  But it is

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Greetings from Walmart!

Kaylee was seeking employment in Kitchener, Ontario when she sought assistance with the CCRW Partners Program. When staff met Kaylee she was a bit timid and shy, disclosing feelings of hopelessness in her job search. Kaylee worked with the CCRW Kitchener staff for several weeks to find

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They believed in me and helped me to believe in myself

My name is Katherine and I have Aspergers. I came to Canada with my husband when he got accepted into the PhD program at MUN. Despite feeling trepidation at moving so far away from my family, I was eager to explore more of the world and learn

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I am so happy that they helped me find a job!

Rebecca came to CCRW for support in re-entering the workforce in a long-term, meaningful capacity. Prior to working with CCRW, Rebecca had recently completed a six-month placement as a cleaner/housekeeper through Progress Place, and reported to have enjoyed the experience. Rebecca was looking to continue working as a cleaner/housekeeper, however she was

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The Value of Neurodiversity at Vita Health Products Inc

The Value of Neurodiversity at Vita Health Products Inc August 2019 – Winnipeg, MB Alain came to CCRW for assistance securing a long-term meaningful employment opportunity. Alain had completed his Business Administration Diploma majoring in Accounting and disclosed he had an exceptional eye for detail and ability

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Carpenters hope to transform fallen historic trees

Our Employment Counselor in Saint John, NB is sharing this news story from last night that features a company called Catapult Construction that CCRW Saint John site works closely with. We’ve helped multiple clients find jobs there and provided them with skills upgrading and other accommodations to

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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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