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Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Dec. 3, 2019 Prime Minister’s Office The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: “On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recognize Canadians, and people around the world, who live with a disability. Our neighbours

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Canadian Accessibility Network at Carleton Celebrates Launch

presenter at CAN conference

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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Access means #EveryoneEverywhere

Let’s build a Canada that’s accessible for all! CCRW believes that all people should be able to go all places, which is why we are proud to share our support of the #EveryoneEverywhere campaign from the Rick Hansen Foundation. A lack of physical accessibility in the built

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I am so happy that they helped me find a job!

Rebecca came to CCRW for support in re-entering the workforce in a long-term, meaningful capacity. Prior to working with CCRW, Rebecca had recently completed a six-month placement as a cleaner/housekeeper through Progress Place, and reported to have enjoyed the experience. Rebecca was looking to continue working as a cleaner/housekeeper, however she was

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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.

Photo of author, Therese Estacion

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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DAWN Canada Report on Women and Girls with Disabilities in Canada

This report begins to create, for the first time, a more fulsome picture of the issues and concerns Canadian women and girls with disabilities are facing. There is limited empirical evidence available from which to draw an accurate portrait of the social, economic and political situation of

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