Vaudreuil residents struggle with lack of accessibility during the winter – Montreal

Vaudreuil residents struggle with lack of accessibility during the winter - Montreal

Piero Gervasi, who is paralyzed from the waist down and uses a wheelchair, recently moved into a condo in Vaudreuil for more accessibility. The interior of the condo has an open concept, with elevators and an exterior ramp, but Gervasi has been dealing with parking issues since he moved there in May. The issues started […]

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Toronto man with cerebral palsy preparing to fight in boxing ring – Toronto

Quebec invests $4.2M toward better accessibility at Place des Arts metro - Montreal

It’s taken Zeus Sequeira a lot of determination and patience to get to this point. At the age of 31, Sequeira is no stranger to fighting hard, it’s become a way of life for him since the day he was born. “I think around three years old my parents noticed that I wasn’t sitting up […]

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Quebec invests $4.2M toward better accessibility at Place des Arts metro – Montreal

Quebec invests $4.2M toward better accessibility at Place des Arts metro - Montreal

A corridor built in 1966 that grants access to Montreal’s Place des Arts will be more accessible thanks to a $ 4.2 million grant from the Quebec government. The corridor, which will be the subject of major works, connects the complex to Place des Arts metro station. A staircase will first be demolished, then a […]

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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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