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Qualified Disabled Workers

October was National Disability Employment Awareness Month, dedicated to celebrating and recognizing the workplace contributions of people who have disabilities and the business successes that they help create. The month also represents an opportunity for employers to improve their recruitment strategies. Statistics indicate that many companies are still missing out on a vast untapped pool … Continue reading

AccessNow App

Thanks to funding from the Accessible Technology program the AccessNow app helps persons with disabilities locate accessible public spaces, restaurants and businesses. Visit Canada.ca/accessible-canada.   Read Employment E-News – September 2019 – Getting Serious in September Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Accessibility Advisory

Did you know that Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committees provide advice to the municipal government to help make public services and facilities accessible to everyone. Learn how to serve on a committee.   Read Employment E-News – September 2019 – Getting Serious in September Image provided by http://www.1COMMUNITY1.ca

Workplace Accessibility

It’s time for businesses to prepare for upcoming workplace accessibility rules. Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, has been approved by the federal government. The objective of the legislation is to ensure that Canada is barrier-free by 2040. Employers are being asked to be proactive in assessing the accessibility in their workplaces. Click to read … Continue reading

Accessible Canada

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

Disability Rules are Relaxing

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

Disability and Employment

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

Accessibility Legislation

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.  

Accessibility and AODA

“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

Accessibility in Durham

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