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Government of Canada invests in training for persons with disabilities to create a more inclusive workforce and stronger economy

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News provided by Employment and Social Development Canada Aug 13, 2021, 13:17 ET SURREY, BC, Aug. 13, 2021 /CNW/ – The Canadian economy has been greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many sectors and Canadians have been disproportionally impacted. In response, the Government of Canada has a

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Accessibility Standards Canada 2020-2021 annual report: Keeping our focus on an accessible Canada

News provided by Accessibility Standards Canada Jun 21, 2021, 15:56 ET OTTAWA, ON, June 21, 2021 /CNW/ – Accessibility Standards Canada is proud to release its second annual report, which recounts a year that saw real progress in advancing their mandate. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment,

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Meet Chris Kock

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Chris Kock’s presentation at the case acse 25th Annual National Supported Employment Conference, “Putting Employment First” https://youtu.be/5zwYhA3V9-I

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Statement by Minister Qualtrough on the anniversary of the Accessible Canada Act

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News provided by Employment and Social Development Canada Jun 21, 2020, 23:28 ET GATINEAU, QC, June 21, 2020 /CNW/ – The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today issued the following statement: “On June 21, 2019, the Accessible Canada Act received Royal Assent.

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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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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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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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Happily Employed Former Client

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“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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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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Wyatt’s CCRW Experience

“After I moved to St. John’s, I was really struggling a bit with anxiety and wondering who I was now, as an adult. Sometimes you can’t really trust your own instincts when your mental health kind of spirals off a bit. CCRW was the leverage I needed

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