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The Accessible Canada Act, increasing access and inclusion to create prosperity for Canada with Disabilities

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For Immediate Release, June 22, 2018 CCRW joins Canada’s disability community in welcoming Wednesday’s tabling of the Federal Accessibility Legislation, by Minister of Sport & Persons with Disabilities, the Hon. Kirsty Duncan.  The legislation was a key election promise in the 2015 election and since then Canadians

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Minister Duncan introduces the proposed Accessible Canada Act

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Most significant progress for people with disabilities in over 30 years June 20, 2018                    Gatineau, Quebec                    Employment and Social Development Canada Today, following the most inclusive and accessible consultation with Canadians with disabilities and with the disability community, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science

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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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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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Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities: Youth consultation on changing attitudes

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On November 16, 2017, a live webcast was held exploring youth and changing attitudes towards people with non-visible disabilities. The webcast featured four youth panelists representing a broad spectrum of youth with non-visible disabilities. Among the 150 registrants across the country and the United States, many engaging

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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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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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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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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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Canadian Business SenseAbility to help companies access the benefits of hiring people with disabilities

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2014 /CNW/ – Canadian Business SenseAbility, a national, not-for-profit organization run by private sector business leaders, launched today in Toronto. The organization was created to help more Canadian companies access the benefits of hiring people with disabilities. “There is a strong business case for

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