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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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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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The dawning of a new age for persons with disabilities in Canada

By Al Etmanski Opinion Mon., July 9, 2018 in the Toronto Star The recently proposed Accessible Canada Act and the Senate report on fixes for Revenue Canada concerning the Disability Tax Credit, Breaking Down Barriers are stellar achievements for advocates with disabilities and the receptive politicians and

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Minister Duncan introduces the proposed Accessible Canada Act

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Most significant progress for people with disabilities in over 30 years June 20, 2018                    Gatineau, Quebec                    Employment and Social Development Canada Today, following the most inclusive and accessible consultation with Canadians with disabilities and with the disability community, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science

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Are you required to tell your employer if you have a disability?

By Dani-Elle Dubé  National Online Journalist, Smart Living  Global News If you have a physical or mental disability, is it absolutely necessary to disclose it to your employer? It’s a common question in the workplace that many people with disabilities have, especially if the disability is still

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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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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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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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Connecting More People with Disabilities to Job Opportunities

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Province Releases Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities June 5, 2017 1:30 P.M. Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Ontario is taking action to break down employment barriers for people with disabilities by launching a new strategy to connect more people with disabilities to rewarding jobs and more employers

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