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Press Release : OTEC and CCRW present The Business Includes Abilities Showcase In Toronto March 23, 2018!

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OTEC and CCRW present The Business Includes Abilities Showcase In Toronto March 23, 2018! OTEC is proud to partner with the Discover Ability Network and the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) OTEC (Ontario Tourism Education Corporation) and CCRW are proud to announce the Business Includes

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Katie’s Creative Career

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March 2018 Thank you CCRW  – Katie “The CCRW program helped me figure out what I was good at and what I wanted to do as a career. Many people who know me would say that I am good at writing and I am very creative. 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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Ontario Publishes CCRW Books to Encourage Inclusion Among Children

February 19, 2018 10:00 A.M.  Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Ontario has partnered with the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) to publish an educational book series for children that focuses on acceptance and celebrating individuality. The three-book series features characters with diverse talents and strengths, like

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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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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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Academic accommodation: New OHRC inquiry report on systemic barriers for post-secondary students with mental health disabilities

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released With learning in mind, a new inquiry report that describes systemic barriers that students with mental health disabilities experience in post-secondary schools. It also outlines the changes the OHRC called for in college and university policies and programs, and the

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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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Connecting More People with Disabilities to Job Opportunities

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Province Releases Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities June 5, 2017 1:30 P.M. Accessibility Directorate of Ontario Ontario is taking action to break down employment barriers for people with disabilities by launching a new strategy to connect more people with disabilities to rewarding jobs and more employers

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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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