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Recommendations for the Government of Canada Relating to COVID and People with Disabilities

It is imperative that the Government of Canada urgently address the unique vulnerabilities of people with disabilities and their families during the COVID-19 crisis. People with disabilities represent 22% of the Canadian population. Many are at extreme risk and require additional support to ensure their health and

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Minister Qualtrough marks the 10th anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

News provided by Employment and Social Development Canada   Mar 11, 2020, 07:30 ET Français GATINEAU, QC, March 11, 2020 /CNW/ – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: “On this day, ten years ago, Canada made a

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Government of Canada invites small businesses to propose innovative solutions leading to alternate technology and improved accessibility

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News provided by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Feb 18, 2020, 15:01 ET Successful solutions will support Canadians with print disabilities and improve the accessibility of digital information OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ – As the single largest purchaser of goods and services within Canada, the

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Dec. 3, 2019 Prime Minister’s Office The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: “On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recognize Canadians, and people around the world, who live with a disability. Our neighbours

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Veterans with Disabilities

StatCan released the following Infograph this morning: Veterans with Disabilities Here are the stats on the Infograph: Over 240,000 Veterans in Canada have one or more disabilities. This represents 4% of the total population of persons with disabilities. 26% of Veterans with disabilities have at least one

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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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Government of Canada to provide more support to Canadians with visual impairments and print disabilities

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May 7, 2019              Ottawa, Ontario              Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, attended a Parliamentary Reception in honour of Vision Health Month, hosted by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). During the event, Minister

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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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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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