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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

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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Canadian Accessibility Network at Carleton Celebrates Launch

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Carleton University, Ottawa, ON  December 2, 2019 by Tyrone Burke Photos by Mike Pinder “All too often, when someone who lives with a disability joins an organization, it’s a bit of crapshoot as to whether they’re actually going to be able to get into the building and

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Veterans with Disabilities

StatCan released the following Infograph this morning: Veterans with Disabilities Here are the stats on the Infograph: Over 240,000 Veterans in Canada have one or more disabilities. This represents 4% of the total population of persons with disabilities. 26% of Veterans with disabilities have at least one

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New Canadian standard proposed for work disability prevention management systems

CSA Group now seeking public input in anticipation of 2020 release October 17, 2019 (Toronto, Ont.)—A proposed new national standard from CSA Group on work disability prevention management systems is now open for public review and feedback, with the final publication of the standard expected in the

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

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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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