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Archive for the In the Workplace Category

Next New Sault Ste. Marie grocery store: Grocer 4 Good

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Published on CTV News Northern Ontario, August 19, 2019 by Nicole Di Donato A new grocery store is set to open this fall in Sault Ste. Marie. It will offer marginalized groups some employment skills and support. This includes people with autism, intellectual disabilities, and members of

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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.

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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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When and how do financial incentives work best to promote the hiring and retention of people with disabilities? Researchers to find answers

Published in the Institute for Work & Health on June 27, 2019 Federally funded research project to produce guidelines and resources for policy-makers, employment service providers, employers and people with disabilities on best use of financial incentives (Toronto, Ont.)—Wage subsidies and other financial supports are widely used

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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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Organization that supports job opportunities for people with disabilities officially re-opens

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Published in the Moose Jaw Express on May 22, 2019 By Jason G. Antonio, Moose Jaw Express Reporter Erin Boisvert became emotional as she talked about how the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) has supported her in finding employment that suits her abilities. Boisvert –

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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

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“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

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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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