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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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3rd Edition of “Review of Disability Policy in Canada”

The Canadian Disability Policy Alliance & Canadian Disability Participation Project offers us this: It is with pride and pleasure that I announce the release of the 3rd edition of the Review of disability policy in Canada – an annotated guide to legislation explicitly addressing disability issues in

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Statement by Minister Hehr on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

From Employment and Social Development Canada December 3, 2017                    Gatineau, Quebec             Employment and Social Development Canada “Today Canada and the world celebrate the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This is a day for us to reflect on how far we have come

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Improving Ontario’s Social Assistance Programs

Ministry of Community and Social Services Improving Ontario’s Social Assistance Programs September 1, 2017 12:30 P.M. The province is taking steps to build a fairer Ontario by making improvements to social assistance programs. Changes include: Increasing rates Social assistance rates for all individuals receiving support from the

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Dear Everybody,

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It’s time: Kids and young adults with disabilities raise their voices to challenge disability stigma ‘Dear Everybody’ is the start of a national movement launched by Holland Bloorview focused on ending the cycle of disability stigma and breaking down barriers and bias TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired – August 28,

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Government of Canada provides support for Toronto youth – Breaking down barriers for youth, including those with disabilities

TORONTO, April 25, 2017 /CNW/ – Building a strong middle class means giving Canada’s youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs. That’s why today, Rob Oliphant, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, on behalf of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce

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CCRW Honours Employers, Clients of Distinction at Awards Ceremony

The Canadian Council for Rehabilitation and Work singled out clients and employers of distinction today through an annual awards ceremony. The Canadian Council of Rehabilitation and Work Business Awards luncheon were held at Holiday Inn St. John’s. The event recognizes outstanding people and organizations that go above

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Justin Trudeau Town Hall in Saint John – CCRW was there!

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau takes a selfie with Cody, a CCRW client

Saint John, NB   January 17, 2017 Cody, a CCRW client was thrilled to get a selfie with our Prime Minister as he travels across the country holding town halls for Canadians to be heard. Also joining in the day was (from left to right) Maureen Haan, President

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Only half of disabled Canadians have a full or part-time job: CIBC poll

Young hip woman in a wheelchair at her desk with several computer open in front of her.

Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press Published Tuesday, January 17, 2017 4:50AM EST on CTVNews.ca TORONTO — A new poll suggests that employment conditions remain dismal for Canadians with disabilities. The survey commissioned by CIBC and conducted by Angus Reid found that only half of respondents living with

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Guelph study identifies job barriers for graduates with disabilities

Statistics Canada finds about 45% of Canada’s 2.3 million disabled workers have jobs CBC News Posted: Dec 03, 2015 6:00 AM ET A recent University of Guelph study shows Canadian university students with disabilities face disproportionate barriers to employment after graduation. According to study co-author Brad Seward, unemployment

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