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Five New Year’s Resolutions For Ontario Employers

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Last Updated: January 4 2018 Article by Laurie Jessome Cassels Brock Ontario employers can be forgiven for a lack of enthusiasm in ringing in 2018. Several significant changes to the Employment Standards Act, 2000 (the “ESA”) come into effect as of January 1, 2018 and many employers

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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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Research on inclusive employment for people with disabilities launched in India

By Malavika Rangarajan  The founder chairperson of ADAPT (formerly The Spastics Society of India), Dr Mithu Alur, launched a research study on Friday in the area of inclusive employment for individuals with disabilities. To combat occupational marginalisation of people with disabilities, ADAPT, along with Citi Bank, has started

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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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Consultation Report of Canada’s Possible Accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Overview American Sign Language video of the Overview and Consultations sections Canada is a party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Convention). The Convention entered into force for Canada on April 10, 2010. Its purpose is to ensure that all people

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Academic accommodation: New OHRC inquiry report on systemic barriers for post-secondary students with mental health disabilities

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released With learning in mind, a new inquiry report that describes systemic barriers that students with mental health disabilities experience in post-secondary schools. It also outlines the changes the OHRC called for in college and university policies and programs, and the

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Improving Ontario’s Social Assistance Programs

Ministry of Community and Social Services Improving Ontario’s Social Assistance Programs September 1, 2017 12:30 P.M. The province is taking steps to build a fairer Ontario by making improvements to social assistance programs. Changes include: Increasing rates Social assistance rates for all individuals receiving support from the

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Dear Everybody,

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It’s time: Kids and young adults with disabilities raise their voices to challenge disability stigma ‘Dear Everybody’ is the start of a national movement launched by Holland Bloorview focused on ending the cycle of disability stigma and breaking down barriers and bias TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – August 28,

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Blind woman from Brampton navigates the choppy waters of job market

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Brampton’s Nat Miller’s job quest is part of a documentary “Employable Me” airing Friday, Aug. 18, at 9 p.m. Aug 09, 2017 09:51 by Radhika Panjwani Brampton Guardian When it comes to hiring differently-abled candidates, most employers, it seems, just can’t look past the individual’s disability, says

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