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COVID-19 Disability Advisory Group will continue to help guide Government action on disability inclusion

From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release December 4, 2020              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the long-standing barriers Canadians with disabilities have faced for decades. Since the start of the pandemic, many have faced higher costs in accessing food,

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Le Groupe consultatif sur la COVID-19 en matière de personnes en situation de handicap continuera de guider le gouvernement dans ses actions concernant l’inclusion

De : Emploi et Développement social Canada Communiqué de presse Le 4 décembre 2020              Gatineau (Québec)              Emploi et Développement social Canada La pandémie de COVID-19 a mis l’accent sur les obstacles de longue date que les

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Accessibility Standards Canada Annual Report 2020

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Together towards an accessible Canada Our first annual report was tabled in Parliament on October 7, 2020 The report tells the story of our first year in existence, explaining how we were created and what we achieved. It also highlights our plans moving forward. The report is

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CERB and EI changes: What employers and workers need to know

Source: Borden Ladner Gervail LLP, August 31,2020 On August 20, 2020, the federal government announced its transition from the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) to a simplified Employment Insurance (EI) program to provide income support to those unable to work due to COVID-19. In addition to simplifying

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Statement by the Honourable Carla Qualtrough on World Youth Skills Day

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GATINEAU, QC, July 15, 2020 /CNW/ – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement on World Youth Skills Day: “Young people today are one of the most engaged and connected generations the world has ever seen. In the

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Help Create Our First Accessibility Standards

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Accessibility Standards Canada Accessibility Standards Canada creates and reviews standards that apply to: the federal government federally regulated entities These standards will aim to prevent, identify and eliminate accessibility barriers. Accessibility standards may also be submitted to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. She

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Students can earn up to $5,000 this summer for volunteer service

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Eligible students can receive grants of between $1,000 to $5,000, depending on hours completed Kathleen Harris · CBC News · Posted: Jun 25, 2020 8:40 AM ET | Last Updated: June 25 Source:  CBC News The federal government launched a new program today aimed at encouraging students

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Statement by Minister Qualtrough on the anniversary of the Accessible Canada Act

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News provided by Employment and Social Development Canada Jun 21, 2020, 23:28 ET GATINEAU, QC, June 21, 2020 /CNW/ – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: “On June 21, 2019, the Accessible Canada Act received Royal Assent.

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National disability organizations receive additional funding to support and enhance accessible communications and engagement activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic

News provided by: Employment and Social Development Canada Jun 06, 2020, 12:49 ET GATINEAU, QC, June 6, 2020 /CNW/ – The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the day-to-day obstacles that persons with disabilities face and the Government of Canada remains dedicated to working with partners across the country

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Statement by Minister Qualtrough on Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

News provided by Employment and Social Development Canada May 05, 2020, 09:00 ET GATINEAU, QC, May 5, 2020 /CNW/ – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: “Every May, we come together and help raise awareness and

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