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Employers missing out: skilled workers with disabilities being overlooked.

Article from the NorthumberlandView.ca  July 14, 2014

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Moncton “Walk & Roll” Postponed

June 6, 2014 Dear colleagues, clients and friends Following the events of the past two days and the heroic death of 3 RCMP officers, we have decided to postpone our Disability Awareness Week Walk & Roll.  We will reschedule it within the next few weeks and will

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Canada has a large pool of eager and available workers: The disabled

MICHAEL PRINCE Contributed to The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, May. 07 2014, 8:47 AM EDT Michael J. Prince is Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy at the University of Victoria Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney has challenged Canadian employers to do better in training and

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2014 Mental Health Week

Message from Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston,Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston on the Occasion of Mental Health Week Ottawa— Mental illness is one of the most complex and pressing health issues we are facing today. Depression, anxiety, mood disorders and addictive disorders

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Governments of Canada and British Columbia announce agreement to help British Columbians with disabilities get jobs

April 25, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Employment and Social Development Canada The governments of Canada and British Columbia have reached an agreement that will help British Columbians with disabilities gain the skills and experience they need to get jobs. The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of

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Toronto introduces Internet and Phone voting for fall elections.

News Release April 24, 2014 Toronto’s 2014 municipal election to offer internet and telephone voting for people with disabilities At its February meeting, Toronto City Council approved internet and telephone voting for persons with disabilities for the 2014 municipal election and awarded the contract to Scytl Canada

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Hiring people with disabilities

David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, makes the business case for hiring people with disabilities February 27, 2014 – CBC The Lang and O’Leary Exchange David Onley talks very frankly about the real facts about hiring persons with disabilities and why it makes sense for businesses to

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Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation Launches New Business Case for Recruiting and Retaining People With Episodic Disabilities

Key Findings Show Cost Savings and Benefits for Canadian Businesses in Hiring and Accommodating This Large Population Segment TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – February 26, 2014) – The Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) is pleased to announce the launch of The Business Case for Actively Recruiting

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Job training for Canadians with intellectual disabilities gets boost in federal budget

By: Alex Boutilier Staff Reporter, Joel Eastwood Staff Reporter, Published in the Toronto Star on Tue Feb 11 2014 Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s budget has small boosts for training programs helping Canadians with intellectual disabilities get to work. OTTAWA—Job training for Canadians with intellectual disabilities will receive a modest boost in cash

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M-430 Strengthening Employment for Canadians with Disabilities gets unanimous support in House of Commons

MP’s Motion wins all-party support Published in Brantford Expositor , February 13, 2014 Lisa Hooper says the passage of Brant MP Phil McColeman’s private member’s motion will help more people with disabilities find jobs. The motion, M-430, called Strengthening Employment for Canadians with Disabilities, received unanimous support Wednesday

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