11-year old’s passion for sledge hockey started with help from the Society of Manitobans with Disabilities – Winnipeg

11-year old’s passion for sledge hockey started with help from the Society of Manitobans with Disabilities - Winnipeg

When you live in a city fueled by a passion for hockey, it’s no surprise many children enjoy getting onto the ice. Paul Hamm, 11, loves watching the Winnipeg Jets. “He is a hockey nut,” said Melanie Hamm, Paul’s mom. “He actually knows every statistic and every player and we thought this was a way […]

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‘It’s a sad situation’: Developer creating shared housing for the physical disabled – Halifax

‘It’s a sad situation’: Developer creating shared housing for the physical disabled - Halifax

A development company in Halifax says fixing the housing problem young adults with physical disabilities are experiencing is “very simple,” and is prepared to show the province exactly what they mean. EcoGreen Homes has an office on Gottingen Street near Cornwallis Street, just a few steps from one of their already underway construction projects. They’re […]

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‘There’s never, ever a bad day at Powderhounds’: Adaptive snow sports school makes skiing accessible – Okanagan

‘There’s never, ever a bad day at Powderhounds’: Adaptive snow sports school makes skiing accessible - Okanagan

Snow sports are a huge part of local culture in the Okanagan. But what happens if you have a physical or cognitive challenge? At Powderhounds Adaptive Snow Sports, the goal is making snowboarding and skiing accessible to everyone, no matter the disability. “Powderhounds is a ski and snowboard program run by the non-profit People in […]

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Weyburn city council issues apology for disability group home comments

The apology issued by Weyburn city council on Friday, March 15 for their comments on denying a group home for people with disabilities.

City council in Weyburn, Sask., has apologized to residents and other Canadians for using insensitive words after a controversial decision to reject a care home for people with disabilities. But the council isn’t saying whether it will reconsider the move. READ MORE: Weyburn councillor apologizes for ‘stigma’ remark surrounding group home A letter from the […]

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‘I am extremely disappointed’: group home proposal sparks outrage in Weyburn

‘I am extremely disappointed’: group home proposal sparks outrage in Weyburn

Social Services Minister Paul Merriman says he is “extremely disappointed” in Weyburn city council’s decision to not approve a group home for four adults with mental and physical disabilities. The Saskatchewan Housing Authority had the application for the home before council on March 11 for a discretionary use permit in The Creeks subdivision. “This particular […]

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New Saskatchewan bus service making travel easier for people with disabilities

New Saskatchewan bus service making travel easier for people with disabilities

A new bus service is trying to fill the void left after the province lost Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) in 2017 and Greyhound stopped service in Western Canada in October 2018. Affordable Rides launched about two weeks ago, providing Saskatchewan residents with a bit of optimism — especially those with disabilities. The new transportation company […]

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New regulations proposed for travellers with disabilities

New regulations proposed for travellers with disabilities

Ottawa is proposing new regulations that will make travelling easier for people with disabilities. But as Grace Ke reports, some are saying they don’t go far enough. Today’s Global News Hour at 6 Health Matters is brought to you by Pharmasave. Source link

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Proposed Canadian travel regulations for people with disabilities don’t go far enough, critics say – BC

Proposed Canadian travel regulations for people with disabilities don’t go far enough, critics say - BC

For people living with disabilities, travelling can be a challenge. The Canadian Transportation Agency and federal accessibility minister announced new proposed regulations that promise to be a game-changer for travellers with disabilities. The proposed regulations would affect communication, training, accessibility and service on large airlines, rail, ferries, buses and terminals. For example, terminals would be […]

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