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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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A ramp down to nature: Woman in wheelchair experiences Hopewell Rocks in new way

image of woman in wheelchair near the water at the Bay of Fundy

A new ramp allows Murielle Pitre of Riverview to get closer to the water at the Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick Kate Letterick · CBC News · Posted: Jul 17, 2018 8:00 AM AT | Last Updated: July 17 Murielle Pitre takes

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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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Minister Duncan introduces the proposed Accessible Canada Act

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Most significant progress for people with disabilities in over 30 years June 20, 2018                    Gatineau, Quebec                    Employment and Social Development Canada Today, following the most inclusive and accessible consultation with Canadians with disabilities and with the disability community, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science

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Canada reaffirms its commitment to people with disabilities at the Eleventh Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Canada NewsWire GATINEAU, QC, June 15, 2018 GATINEAU, QC, June 15, 2018 /CNW/ – From June 12 to 14, 2018, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement represented Canada at the 11th session

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Are you required to tell your employer if you have a disability?

By Dani-Elle Dubé  National Online Journalist, Smart Living  Global News If you have a physical or mental disability, is it absolutely necessary to disclose it to your employer? It’s a common question in the workplace that many people with disabilities have, especially if the disability is still

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Better workplace accessibility for Canadians with disabilities would boost economic growth: study

Better workplace accessibility for Canadians with disabilities would boost economic growth: study Michelle McQuigge TORONTO The Canadian Press Updated February 25, 2018 New research suggests that failing to make accessibility for people with disabilities a higher priority for Canadian businesses would cost the country billions of dollars

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Research on inclusive employment for people with disabilities launched in India

By Malavika Rangarajan  The founder chairperson of ADAPT (formerly The Spastics Society of India), Dr Mithu Alur, launched a research study on Friday in the area of inclusive employment for individuals with disabilities. To combat occupational marginalisation of people with disabilities, ADAPT, along with Citi Bank, has started

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Statement by Minister Hehr on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

From Employment and Social Development Canada December 3, 2017                    Gatineau, Quebec             Employment and Social Development Canada “Today Canada and the world celebrate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This is a day for us to reflect on how far we have come

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New OHRC policy statement explains the duty to accommodate under Ontario’s Human Rights Code

  For immediate release October 12, 2017 Toronto – Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a new policy statement explaining the purpose and importance of the duty to accommodate under the Ontario Human Rights Code (Code). Employers and unions, housing providers and service providers have a legal duty to accommodate

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