Almost 14% of Canadians (3.8 million people) over the age of 15 identify as having a disability – though the numbers are likely much higher. The Government of Canada has introduced Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada to benefit all Canadians, especially those with disabilities. Accessibility in Canada … Continue reading
Major changes are being made to provincial programs that offer financial support and medical coverage to Ontario residents with disabilities. Some of the stringent rules governing the primary social support systems for disabled residents – Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW) – are being relaxed. In the past, financial support would be … Continue reading
Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will make employment a key focus in her efforts to craft new laws in Canada. In order to address Canada’s long history of a low employment rate among the disabled population, the minister states that it is crucial to remove barriers to accessibility in the workplace. … Continue reading
Canadians can now participate in online consultations related to the development of planned Accessibility Legislation. Learn about it by clicking here. Read Employment E-News – August 2016 – Information You Need to Know Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca.
“The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) is a law that sets out a process for developing and enforcing accessibility standards.” The government works with industry representatives and persons with disabilities to develop the standards. The AODA has been developed to help remove barriers and improve accessibility for people with disabilities. AODA targets five … Continue reading
More than 70,000 people in the Durham Region have some form of disability. Through various services and programs, the Durham Region has sought to change stigmas and stereotypes regarding people with disabilities. Physical barriers have also been addressed by lowering reception counters, installing automatic doors, accessible ramps and pedestrian signals. In a continuous effort to … Continue reading