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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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Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities: Youth consultation on changing attitudes

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On November 16, 2017, a live webcast was held exploring youth and changing attitudes towards people with non-visible disabilities. The webcast featured four youth panelists representing a broad spectrum of youth with non-visible disabilities. Among the 150 registrants across the country and the United States, many engaging

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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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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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‘What’s a blind guy from Canada going to tell NASA?’: B.C. writer asks

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By: David P. Ball Metro Published on Thu Apr 13 2017 To read the article in its entirety, please go to www.metronews.ca Photo by Jennifer Gauthier/Metro Ryan Knighton, a creative writing instructor at North Vancouver’s Capilano University, truly never expected being enlisted by NASA. But the travel

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Disability Supports and Employment Policy

There is no definitive or well-articulated work disability policy in Canada. The primary objective of this study was to explore the issue of access to disability supports and links to paid employment. Click or tap here to read the entire document Disability Supports and Employment Policy

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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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Breaking down barriers: The Rick Hansen Foundation designs a fully accessible office

“Imagine not being able to work because you can’t enter an office building, use a standard desk, or see or read a computer screen. Unfortunately this is a very common occurrence for many people with disabilities.” “Although the Rick Hansen Foundation’s office was mostly accessible, the Foundation,

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