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Campbell: Hiring qualified disabled workers is good for business – and society

photo from Ottawa Citizen of different styles of wheelchairs

Published in the Ottawa Citizen on October 7, 2019 Written by Jeannette Campbell October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  It’s the official month every year for celebrating and recognizing workplace contributions of people who have a disability and business successes they help create.  But it is

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They believed in me and helped me to believe in myself

My name is Katherine and I have Aspergers. I came to Canada with my husband when he got accepted into the PhD program at MUN. Despite feeling trepidation at moving so far away from my family, I was eager to explore more of the world and learn

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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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The Value of Neurodiversity at Vita Health Products Inc

The Value of Neurodiversity at Vita Health Products Inc August 2019 – Winnipeg, MB Alain came to CCRW for assistance securing a long-term meaningful employment opportunity. Alain had completed his Business Administration Diploma majoring in Accounting and disclosed he had an exceptional eye for detail and ability

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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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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

Picture of the staff at CCRW office in Moose Jaw

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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