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Dieppe Company Designs Protective Shield for Vehicles

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DIEPPE – (May 6, 2020, Huddle)  With physical distancing becoming the new normal, a Dieppe-based company has designed a product for vehicles that will separate drivers from passengers or cargo. Malley Industries is well-known across North America for designing the interiors of ambulances and vans. Composites manager

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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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#CovidStoryTelling

#CovidStoryTelling Send us your words, photos, art and/or video (or a combination of all!) Feeling the COVID blues?  Feeling isolated? Having trouble getting information? Experiencing accessibility barriers? Working – frontline, from home or not at all? Are you supporting a remote workforce? Unsure about what’s next for

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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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New Canadian standard proposed for work disability prevention management systems

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CSA Group now seeking public input in anticipation of 2020 release October 17, 2019 (Toronto, Ont.)—A proposed new national standard from CSA Group on work disability prevention management systems is now open for public review and feedback, with the final publication of the standard expected in the

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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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Seeking broad input on a pan-Canadian strategy to improve work choices for people with disabilities

Posted on Institute for Work & Health (IWH) January 13, 2019 Photo by Scott White Draft unveiled by cross-country coalition aims to spur voluntary action in four key areas Anyone with feedback on the draft is invited to email: Feedback@DWCstrategy.ca. Advocates for greater inclusion of people with

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The FINESSED Project– “Fostering Inclusion and Environments of Support for Students with Episodic Disabilities“

Realize (www.realizecanada.org) is a national non-profit organization that works to foster positive changes for people living with HIV and other episodic disabilities. Realize is conducting a survey on the awareness of episodic disabilities in the post-secondary education sector in Ontario. The information gathered through the survey will

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The Role of Art Therapy in Mental Health & Recovery

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Article submitted by Jane Upson, Freelance Writer One in 10 Canadians have a disability that limits their daily lifestyle and ability to work. According to Disability Credit Canada, 69% of small businesses in Canada claim to have never hired an individual with a disability.  In fact, only 1 in

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