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Greetings from Walmart!

Kaylee was seeking employment in Kitchener, Ontario when she sought assistance with the CCRW Partners Program. When staff met Kaylee she was a bit timid and shy, disclosing feelings of hopelessness in her job search. Kaylee worked with the CCRW Kitchener staff for several weeks to find

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The Value of Neurodiversity at Vita Health Products Inc

The Value of Neurodiversity at Vita Health Products Inc August 2019 – Winnipeg, MB Alain came to CCRW for assistance securing a long-term meaningful employment opportunity. Alain had completed his Business Administration Diploma majoring in Accounting and disclosed he had an exceptional eye for detail and ability

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Halifax Dartmouth organization opens doors for youths with disabilities by focusing on workplace talents

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Youth the Future organized by CCRW Publish in the Toronto Star Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Written by Julia-Simone Rutgers for Star Halifax HALIFAX—An inclusive employment organization in Dartmouth had a lot to celebrate Wednesday as it honoured the achievements of graduates and unveiled accessible picnic benches being

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Organization that supports job opportunities for people with disabilities officially re-opens

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Published in the Moose Jaw Express on May 22, 2019 By Jason G. Antonio, Moose Jaw Express Reporter Erin Boisvert became emotional as she talked about how the Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW) has supported her in finding employment that suits her abilities. Boisvert –

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“I am so happy to have my first job”

Mitchell is a 26-year-old young man who has lived with anxiety and depression for many years. Mitchell’s disability impacted his life in different ways, he had not yet had a job and spent most days in his home. Mitchell worked with his doctor to successfully manage his

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The Story of How I Found CCRW is Interesting

“The hardest part of all of this was going from physically able to physically challenged at my age. I began to question my skills, my abilities and the value of my experience. I didn’t know where to turn to or what to expect. The story of how

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How my disability changed my perspective on jobseeking

After she was diagnosed with a progressive condition, Rebecca McMurrer feared the time and effort she had put into building a nursing career would go to waste By Rebecca McMurrer First published in Careering Fall 2018 Jobseeking can be difficult in the best of circumstances. Browsing through

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“The best job I ever had”

“I have suffered from mild depression all of my life, and as an adult learned to control it and help myself. As I entered my 50’s I escalated from mild-medium into many severe episodes. When I was a younger more vibrant woman I could ace interviews and

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Happily Employed Former Client

“Seeking help is challenging for anyone but this is especially true when you have a disability. There is a cruel stigma on people with disabilities. We are judged before opportunities are even presented; for something we cannot control, for something we have no choice in. This is

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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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