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

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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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ENABLE OTTAWA 2019 | ACCESSIBLITY AND EMPLOYMENT PARTNERSHIPS IN ACTION

 ENABLE OTTAWA 2019 is a one-day forum that brings together organizations active in the development of innovative solutions to accessibility.  This year’s themes of Technology and Employment will feature organizations that promote and encourage accessibility and employment in a diverse workplace. DISCOVER how advances in engineering, industrial design and

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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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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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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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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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Documentary “Employable Me” on AMI

Employable Me, by Accessible Media Inc., a national broadcaster, and will air Friday, Aug. 18, at 9 p.m. on the AMI channel 888 in Rogers TV and channel 48 on Bell TV, after which it will be available AMI’s website.

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