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

photo from Ottawa Citizen of different styles of wheelchairs

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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I am so happy that they helped me find a job!

Rebecca came to CCRW for support in re-entering the workforce in a long-term, meaningful capacity. Prior to working with CCRW, Rebecca had recently completed a six-month placement as a cleaner/housekeeper through Progress Place, and reported to have enjoyed the experience. Rebecca was looking to continue working as a cleaner/housekeeper, however she was

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Carpenters hope to transform fallen historic trees

Our Employment Counselor in Saint John, NB is sharing this news story from last night that features a company called Catapult Construction that CCRW Saint John site works closely with. We’ve helped multiple clients find jobs there and provided them with skills upgrading and other accommodations to

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Bradford accessibility champions target local ‘vessels for change’

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The BWG Accessibility Advisory Committee hands out free children’s books at Outdoor Movie Nights to build awareness and acceptance of diversity Published in BradfordToday by Miriam King “You’re Felicia McCan, not Felicia McCan’t!” That’s a telling line from the children’s book, Felicia McCan, by Carolyn MacDiarmid and

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Employers miss out on talent by overlooking workers living with disabilities

Posted in The Conversation July 25, 2019 Author:  Silvia Bonaccio Businesses increasingly see diversity in the workplace as positive for their operations, according to a Conference Board of Canada survey of Canadian organizations. But according to the same report, while there is a recognition that diversity drives

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People with disabilities are not the damaged goods of the labour force.

Photo of author, Therese Estacion

Published July 31, 2019 in The Yellowknifer by Therese Estacion Pursuing one’s vocational dreams as a person with a disability can be a seriously tough endeavour due to ableism. Ableism is a type of discrimination that is hurled against individuals with disabilities, or differently abled people. It

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Carleton Creates Canadian Accessibility Network

Announced on June 26, 2019 Building on its reputation as Canada’s most accessible university, Carleton University is launching the Canadian Accessibility Network – the first entity of its kind in the country. The announcement follows the historic passage of the federal government’s Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada

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When and how do financial incentives work best to promote the hiring and retention of people with disabilities? Researchers to find answers

Published in the Institute for Work & Health on June 27, 2019 Federally funded research project to produce guidelines and resources for policy-makers, employment service providers, employers and people with disabilities on best use of financial incentives (Toronto, Ont.)—Wage subsidies and other financial supports are widely used

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Canada’s first federal accessibility legislation receives Royal Assent

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June 21, 2019              Ottawa, Ontario              Employment and Social Development Canada OTTAWA, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ – Every Canadian deserves the opportunity to participate fully in their community and workplace, and to have an equal chance at success. The Government of Canada developed the Accessible Canada Act to remove

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