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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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CRTC report finds telecom companies use misleading sales tactics

Telecom regulator looked into the issue after CBC reported on misleading, high-pressure tactics The Canadian Press · Posted: Feb 20, 2019 11:15 AM ET at CBC.CA The CRTC says an inquiry has confirmed allegations Canada’s telecommunications industry used unacceptable sales practices that misled consumers and harmed vulnerable

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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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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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