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Toronto’s Diverse Workforce includes Disability

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February 28, 2020, Toronto.com Did you know that 25 per cent of the working population identifies with having a disability? It is slowly becoming the norm for companies to report that they are an equitable hirer, but the question remains the same: are they really? With the

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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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Canadian Accessibility Network at Carleton Celebrates Launch

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Carleton University, Ottawa, ON  December 2, 2019 by Tyrone Burke Photos by Mike Pinder “All too often, when someone who lives with a disability joins an organization, it’s a bit of crapshoot as to whether they’re actually going to be able to get into the building and

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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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New Canadian standard proposed for work disability prevention management systems

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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Campbell: Hiring qualified disabled workers is good for business – and society

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Published in the Ottawa Citizen on October 7, 2019 Written by Jeannette Campbell October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  It’s the official month every year for celebrating and recognizing workplace contributions of people who have a disability and business successes they help create.  But it is

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Employers miss out on talent by overlooking workers living with disabilities

Posted in The Conversation July 25, 2019 Author:  Silvia Bonaccio Businesses increasingly see diversity in the workplace as positive for their operations, according to a Conference Board of Canada survey of Canadian organizations. But according to the same report, while there is a recognition that diversity drives

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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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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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