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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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How my disability changed my perspective on jobseeking

After she was diagnosed with a progressive condition, Rebecca McMurrer feared the time and effort she had put into building a nursing career would go to waste By Rebecca McMurrer First published in Careering Fall 2018 Jobseeking can be difficult in the best of circumstances. Browsing through

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Happily Employed Former Client

“Seeking help is challenging for anyone but this is especially true when you have a disability. There is a cruel stigma on people with disabilities. We are judged before opportunities are even presented; for something we cannot control, for something we have no choice in. This is

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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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Wyatt’s CCRW Experience

“After I moved to St. John’s, I was really struggling a bit with anxiety and wondering who I was now, as an adult. Sometimes you can’t really trust your own instincts when your mental health kind of spirals off a bit. CCRW was the leverage I needed

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Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2018)

Winners from the 11th annual editorial competition Now in its 11th year, Canada’s Best Diversity Employers recognizes employers across Canada that have exceptional workplace diversity and inclusiveness programs. This competition recognizes successful diversity initiatives in a variety of areas, including programs for employees from five groups: (a)

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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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​Stephen William Hawking. 1942 – 2018. ​ Cosmologist, space traveller and hero.

Stephen Hawking – who died aged 76 – battled motor neurone disease to become one of the most respected and best-known scientists of his age. From BBC.com A man of great humour, he became a popular ambassador for science and was always careful to ensure that the

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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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