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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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Statement by Minister Qualtrough on Canada’s Disability-Inclusive approach to its COVID-19 pandemic response.

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Statement April 10, 2020              Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: “From the onset of the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Canada has taken significant steps to curb the

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Canada COVID-19 Support App

Canada COVID-19 Support App Application de support COVID-19 du Canada The app will let you receive the latest updates, trusted resources, and self-assess your symptoms. L’application vous permettra de recevoir les dernières mises à jour, des ressources fiables et d’auto-évaluer vos symptômes. If you do not want

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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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