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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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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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Righting a Wrong

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently awarded $266,000 in damages to a woman who had accused her former employer of mocking and abusing her after she lost her hearing.  The court decision, authored by Judge Gloria Epstein and released on June 30, states that management at Applied

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