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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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People with disabilities are not the damaged goods of the labour force.

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Published July 31, 2019 in The Yellowknifer by Therese Estacion Pursuing one’s vocational dreams as a person with a disability can be a seriously tough endeavour due to ableism. Ableism is a type of discrimination that is hurled against individuals with disabilities, or differently abled people. It

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Carleton Creates Canadian Accessibility Network

Announced on June 26, 2019 Building on its reputation as Canada’s most accessible university, Carleton University is launching the Canadian Accessibility Network – the first entity of its kind in the country. The announcement follows the historic passage of the federal government’s Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada

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When and how do financial incentives work best to promote the hiring and retention of people with disabilities? Researchers to find answers

Published in the Institute for Work & Health on June 27, 2019 Federally funded research project to produce guidelines and resources for policy-makers, employment service providers, employers and people with disabilities on best use of financial incentives (Toronto, Ont.)—Wage subsidies and other financial supports are widely used

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Canada’s first federal accessibility legislation receives Royal Assent

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June 21, 2019              Ottawa, Ontario              Employment and Social Development Canada OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ – Every Canadian deserves the opportunity to participate fully in their community and workplace, and to have an equal chance at success. The Government of Canada developed the Accessible Canada Act to remove

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Minister Qualtrough celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

GATINEAU, QC, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, today issued the following statement: “Today marks the 8th Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which aims to recognize the importance of digital access and inclusion for persons with disabilities. Technology

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Government of Canada announces major funding for projects that promote the social inclusion of persons with disabilities

News provided by Employment and Social Development Canada Apr 05, 2019, 12:08 ET Strengthening the disability sector’s capacity to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities through integration and participation in society WINNIPEG, April 5, 2019 /CNW/ – Accessibility in Canada is about creating communities, workplaces and

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“I am so happy to have my first job”

Mitchell is a 26-year-old young man who has lived with anxiety and depression for many years. Mitchell’s disability impacted his life in different ways, he had not yet had a job and spent most days in his home. Mitchell worked with his doctor to successfully manage his

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DAWN Canada Report on Women and Girls with Disabilities in Canada

This report begins to create, for the first time, a more fulsome picture of the issues and concerns Canadian women and girls with disabilities are facing. There is limited empirical evidence available from which to draw an accurate portrait of the social, economic and political situation of

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