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COVID-19 Disability Advisory Group will continue to help guide Government action on disability inclusion

From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release December 4, 2020              Gatineau, Quebec              Employment and Social Development Canada The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the long-standing barriers Canadians with disabilities have faced for decades. Since the start of the pandemic, many have faced higher costs in accessing food,

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Le Groupe consultatif sur la COVID-19 en matière de personnes en situation de handicap continuera de guider le gouvernement dans ses actions concernant l’inclusion

De : Emploi et Développement social Canada Communiqué de presse Le 4 décembre 2020              Gatineau (Québec)              Emploi et Développement social Canada La pandémie de COVID-19 a mis l’accent sur les obstacles de longue date que les

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Accessibility Standards Canada Annual Report 2020

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Together towards an accessible Canada Our first annual report was tabled in Parliament on October 7, 2020 The report tells the story of our first year in existence, explaining how we were created and what we achieved. It also highlights our plans moving forward. The report is

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CCRW helping those with disabilities find employment

From Moose Jaw Today, October 10, 2020, By Randy Palmer Disability Employment Awareness Month highlights programs and groups working to create more inclusion in today’s workforce. For some people with disabilities trying to find employment, one of the largest barriers can be simply knowing how to go

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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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