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Youth the Future Montreal – 7th Intake Starts Today!

Youth the Future (YTF) Montreal QC site begins its 7th intake today. Participants between the ages of 15-30 spend 6 weeks in paid classroom workshop and then 14 weeks in a supportive employment experience – all with the goal to keep that job afterwards! This is a bilingual

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Youth the Future Halifax NS – 7th intake begins!

Youth the Future (YTF)  Halifax NS site begins its 7th intake today. Participants between the ages of 15-30 spend 6 weeks in paid classroom workshop and then 14 weeks in a supportive employment experience – all with the goal to keep that job afterwards! Contact us to

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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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Academic accommodation: New OHRC inquiry report on systemic barriers for post-secondary students with mental health disabilities

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released With learning in mind, a new inquiry report that describes systemic barriers that students with mental health disabilities experience in post-secondary schools. It also outlines the changes the OHRC called for in college and university policies and programs, and the

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Humber College: Transition to Work Event

CCRW staff involved in the presentations at Humber College

Humber College: Transition to Work Event (Tues. May 2, 2017) Joint collaboration between JAS, WESP and Partners – Toronto CCRW presented 2 workshops: “How and When to Disclose” – lead by Carolyn MacDiarmid (WESP) & Justin Lee (Partners) “Arranging Job Accommodations” – lead by Emily Jooste &

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Disability Supports and Employment Policy

There is no definitive or well-articulated work disability policy in Canada. The primary objective of this study was to explore the issue of access to disability supports and links to paid employment. Click or tap here to read the entire document Disability Supports and Employment Policy

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Righting a Wrong

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently awarded $266,000 in damages to a woman who had accused her former employer of mocking and abusing her after she lost her hearing.  The court decision, authored by Judge Gloria Epstein and released on June 30, states that management at Applied

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A radically different “mobility aid”

On the Alinker you can be upright and actively moving, be at eye-level, have your hands free, have no stress on the lower limbs, sit with good posture, be stable and feel safe. Barbara Alink is a Dutch designer, architect, humanitarian, and inventor of the Alinker.  Barbara

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Winnipeg man, who is blind , shares employment experiences, challenges

tim mcisaac

This wonderful article posted on CBC Manitoba is a great example of what a person with a disability faces when employed.  It brings to light the meaning of workplace accommodations and what needs to be considered to have someone work to their full potential. Please note that

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