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DAWN Canada Report on Women and Girls with Disabilities in Canada

This report begins to create, for the first time, a more fulsome picture of the issues and concerns Canadian women and girls with disabilities are facing. There is limited empirical evidence available from which to draw an accurate portrait of the social, economic and political situation of

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Apply now to receive a Canadian Hearing Society National Scholarship award

This scholarship is available to Deaf and hard of hearing Canadian residents, 17 years of age or older attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution. Scholarship awards are $3,000 a year for full-time students and $1,000 a year for part-time students.  The deadline is May 20, 2019 at

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Seeking broad input on a pan-Canadian strategy to improve work choices for people with disabilities

Posted on Institute for Work & Health (IWH) January 13, 2019 Photo by Scott White Draft unveiled by cross-country coalition aims to spur voluntary action in four key areas Anyone with feedback on the draft is invited to email: Feedback@DWCstrategy.ca. Advocates for greater inclusion of people with

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The FINESSED Project– “Fostering Inclusion and Environments of Support for Students with Episodic Disabilities“

Realize (www.realizecanada.org) is a national non-profit organization that works to foster positive changes for people living with HIV and other episodic disabilities. Realize is conducting a survey on the awareness of episodic disabilities in the post-secondary education sector in Ontario. The information gathered through the survey will

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The Role of Art Therapy in Mental Health & Recovery

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Article submitted by Jane Upson, Freelance Writer One in 10 Canadians have a disability that limits their daily lifestyle and ability to work. According to Disability Credit Canada, 69% of small businesses in Canada claim to have never hired an individual with a disability.  In fact, only 1 in

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A ramp down to nature: Woman in wheelchair experiences Hopewell Rocks in new way

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A new ramp allows Murielle Pitre of Riverview to get closer to the water at the Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick Kate Letterick · CBC News · Posted: Jul 17, 2018 8:00 AM AT | Last Updated: July 17 Murielle Pitre takes

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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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Canada reaffirms its commitment to people with disabilities at the Eleventh Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Canada NewsWire GATINEAU, QC, June 15, 2018 GATINEAU, QC, June 15, 2018 /CNW/ – From June 12 to 14, 2018, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, and the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement represented Canada at the 11th session

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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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