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Statement by Minister Qualtrough on Canada’s Disability-Inclusive approach to its COVID-19 pandemic response.

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Statement April 10, 2020              Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: “From the onset of the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Canada has taken significant steps to curb the

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#CovidStoryTelling

#CovidStoryTelling Send us your words, photos, art and/or video (or a combination of all!) Feeling the COVID blues?  Feeling isolated? Having trouble getting information? Experiencing accessibility barriers? Working – frontline, from home or not at all? Are you supporting a remote workforce? Unsure about what’s next for

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Canada COVID-19 Support App

Canada COVID-19 Support App Application de support COVID-19 du Canada The app will let you receive the latest updates, trusted resources, and self-assess your symptoms. L’application vous permettra de recevoir les dernières mises à jour, des ressources fiables et d’auto-évaluer vos symptômes. If you do not want

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Recommendations for the Government of Canada Relating to COVID and People with Disabilities

It is imperative that the Government of Canada urgently address the unique vulnerabilities of people with disabilities and their families during the COVID-19 crisis. People with disabilities represent 22% of the Canadian population. Many are at extreme risk and require additional support to ensure their health and

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A Message from the CCRW CEO

March 24, 2020 At CCRW, we take your business seriously. Whether you are a person with a disability who is looking for a job or wanting to ensure you keep your job, or you are a business or an employer who is looking for help during these

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Minister Qualtrough marks the 10th anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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News provided by Employment and Social Development Canada   Mar 11, 2020, 07:30 ET Français GATINEAU, QC, March 11, 2020 /CNW/ – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: “On this day, ten years ago, Canada made a

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This grandma is using Legos to make her town more accessible

By Ben Cost February 19, 2020 | 5:56pm  NY Post These colorful ramps are the wheel deal. A German grandma has formulated an ingenious way to make her town more accessible to the disabled — by constructing wheelchair ramps out of Lego blocks. Rita Ebel, 62 and

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Toronto’s Diverse Workforce includes Disability

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February 28, 2020, Toronto.com Did you know that 25 per cent of the working population identifies with having a disability? It is slowly becoming the norm for companies to report that they are an equitable hirer, but the question remains the same: are they really? With the

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Government of Canada invites small businesses to propose innovative solutions leading to alternate technology and improved accessibility

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News provided by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Feb 18, 2020, 15:01 ET Successful solutions will support Canadians with print disabilities and improve the accessibility of digital information OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ – As the single largest purchaser of goods and services within Canada, the

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Ontario Moving Ahead with the Reform of Employment Services

February 14, 2020 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Ontario’s Government is moving ahead with the reform of the employment services system by introducing new Service System Managers in three prototype regions across Ontario. This approach will: Create an efficient employment service to meet

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