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Better workplace accessibility for Canadians with disabilities would boost economic growth: study

Better workplace accessibility for Canadians with disabilities would boost economic growth: study Michelle McQuigge TORONTO The Canadian Press Updated February 25, 2018 New research suggests that failing to make accessibility for people with disabilities a higher priority for Canadian businesses would cost the country billions of dollars

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Ontario Publishes CCRW Books to Encourage Inclusion Among Children

February 19, 2018 10:00 A.M.  Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Ontario has partnered with the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) to publish an educational book series for children that focuses on acceptance and celebrating individuality. The three-book series features characters with diverse talents and strengths, like

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3rd Edition of “Review of Disability Policy in Canada”

The Canadian Disability Policy Alliance & Canadian Disability Participation Project offers us this: It is with pride and pleasure that I announce the release of the 3rd edition of the Review of disability policy in Canada – an annotated guide to legislation explicitly addressing disability issues in

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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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