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Statement by the Honourable Carla Qualtrough on World Youth Skills Day

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GATINEAU, QC, July 15, 2020 /CNW/ – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement on World Youth Skills Day: “Young people today are one of the most engaged and connected generations the world has ever seen. In the

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Help Create Our First Accessibility Standards

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Accessibility Standards Canada Accessibility Standards Canada creates and reviews standards that apply to: the federal government federally regulated entities These standards will aim to prevent, identify and eliminate accessibility barriers. Accessibility standards may also be submitted to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. She

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Find wheelchair accessible places with Google Maps

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May 21, 2020 Google Blog Imagine making plans to go somewhere new, taking the journey to get there and arriving— only to be stuck outside, prevented from sitting with family or being unable to access the restroom. It’s a deeply frustrating experience I’ve had many times since

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Dieppe Company Designs Protective Shield for Vehicles

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DIEPPE – (May 6, 2020, Huddle)  With physical distancing becoming the new normal, a Dieppe-based company has designed a product for vehicles that will separate drivers from passengers or cargo. Malley Industries is well-known across North America for designing the interiors of ambulances and vans. Composites manager

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Statement by Minister Qualtrough on Canada’s Disability-Inclusive approach to its COVID-19 pandemic response.

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Statement April 10, 2020              Gatineau, Quebec Employment and Social Development Canada The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: “From the onset of the outbreak of COVID-19, the Government of Canada has taken significant steps to curb the

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Minister Qualtrough marks the 10th anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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News provided by Employment and Social Development Canada   Mar 11, 2020, 07:30 ET Français GATINEAU, QC, March 11, 2020 /CNW/ – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: “On this day, ten years ago, Canada made a

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Toronto’s Diverse Workforce includes Disability

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February 28, 2020, Toronto.com Did you know that 25 per cent of the working population identifies with having a disability? It is slowly becoming the norm for companies to report that they are an equitable hirer, but the question remains the same: are they really? With the

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Government of Canada invites small businesses to propose innovative solutions leading to alternate technology and improved accessibility

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News provided by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Feb 18, 2020, 15:01 ET Successful solutions will support Canadians with print disabilities and improve the accessibility of digital information OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2020 /CNW/ – As the single largest purchaser of goods and services within Canada, the

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Ontario Moving Ahead with the Reform of Employment Services

February 14, 2020 10:00 A.M. Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development Ontario’s Government is moving ahead with the reform of the employment services system by introducing new Service System Managers in three prototype regions across Ontario. This approach will: Create an efficient employment service to meet

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Dec. 3, 2019 Prime Minister’s Office The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities: “On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recognize Canadians, and people around the world, who live with a disability. Our neighbours

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