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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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Academic accommodation: New OHRC inquiry report on systemic barriers for post-secondary students with mental health disabilities

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released With learning in mind, a new inquiry report that describes systemic barriers that students with mental health disabilities experience in post-secondary schools. It also outlines the changes the OHRC called for in college and university policies and programs, and the

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Dear Everybody,

Holland Bloorview logo

It’s time: Kids and young adults with disabilities raise their voices to challenge disability stigma ‘Dear Everybody’ is the start of a national movement launched by Holland Bloorview focused on ending the cycle of disability stigma and breaking down barriers and bias TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – August 28,

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‘Just like everyone else’: Islander excited about new mats and wheelchairs in P.E.I. National Park

Man sitting at water's edge next to a wheelchair with wide wheels

‘It’s the ability to sit down on the beach and enjoy listening to the waves and be close to it’ By Nancy Russell, CBC News Posted: Jul 13, 2017 6:00 AM AT Going to the beach just got easier for Prince Edward Islanders and visitors with mobility issues,

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Humber College: Transition to Work Event

CCRW staff involved in the presentations at Humber College

Humber College: Transition to Work Event (Tues. May 2, 2017) Joint collaboration between JAS, WESP and Partners – Toronto CCRW presented 2 workshops: “How and When to Disclose” – lead by Carolyn MacDiarmid (WESP) & Justin Lee (Partners) “Arranging Job Accommodations” – lead by Emily Jooste &

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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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