Hamilton seeks more volunteer Snow Angels – Hamilton

Hamilton seeks more volunteer Snow Angels - Hamilton

The city of Hamilton is looking for Snow Angels to help seniors and people with disabilities with snow removal. READ MORE: Plow tracker launches in Hamilton In order to volunteer for the snow removal service, you must be 14 or older, in good physical health and be reliable. Snow Angel volunteers will receive a winter […]

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Advocates say disturbing video of N.S. school bullying shows people with disabilities are devalued

Advocates say disturbing video of N.S. school bullying shows people with disabilities are devalued

Advocates say a disturbing video showing a Cape Breton teen’s classmate walking over him in a stream demonstrates how the lives of people with disabilities are often devalued. Brett Corbett, who has cerebral palsy, told his mother Terri McEachern that he has forgiven the bullies who apologized to him, but he still feels unsafe returning […]

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‘Anyone can dance’: Ill-Abilities breakdance crew teams up with Les Grands Ballets – Montreal

‘Anyone can dance’: Ill-Abilities breakdance crew teams up with Les Grands Ballets - Montreal

Luca ‘Lazylegz’ Patuelli’s crutches become an extension of his arms as he swings in mid-air, effortlessly performing breakdance moves that most can only do on the floor. Next to him Jung Soo Lee, who was once told he’d never walk again, spins into a pose, working to match each movement to the beat. READ MORE: […]

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DDO residents call on city to lift tempo ban – Montreal

DDO residents call on city to lift tempo ban - Montreal

Dollard-des-Ormeaux resident Charlotte Gibson wants the city to lift its ban on temporary car shelters. She wants seniors, those with a disability and people suffering from a serious illness to be exempt from the city’s tempo restriction. Gibson lives with a disability, and although she has a company come and remove snow from her driveway, […]

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Alberta wants to boost support payments for those with disabilities and low-incomes

Alberta wants to boost support payments for those with disabilities and low-incomes

Alberta is proposing to increase help for those with disabilities and low-income earners while tying future hikes to keep pace with inflation. The changes introduced in the legislature would help about 250,000 Alberta residents, including seniors and those who receive benefits under the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped program, also known as AISH. READ […]

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‘We feel like we’re the forgotten population’: N.S. disability advocate calls for dedicated care homes – Halifax

‘We feel like we’re the forgotten population’: N.S. disability advocate calls for dedicated care homes - Halifax

Joanne Larade has lived in the same long-term care home for four years, and while she says the staff are well-trained, friendly and helpful, each day is a challenge. “I have more in common with the staff of course, because they’re my age,” she explained. Joanne is disabled and requires assistance to live her life. […]

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Parliament unanimously approves plan to stop leaving money unspent at Veterans Affairs Canada – National

Parliament unanimously approves plan to stop leaving money unspent at Veterans Affairs Canada - National

An NDP plan to end the practice of leaving money unspent at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) was unanimously approved by the House of Commons Tuesday afternoon, just five days before Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Proposed Monday and voted on Tuesday, the NDP motion says the […]

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Cosmopolitan Industries a social enterprise to find friendship, fulfillment

Cosmopolitan Industries a social enterprise to find friendship, fulfillment

Cosmopolitan Industries has had a life-changing effect on countless adults and their families through nearly half a century of miracles. It’s a social enterprise that welcomes adults with intellectual disabilities and offers them a social atmosphere, an allowance, as well as vocational skills. “I wasn’t planning on doing that when I came here because I […]

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Veteran with disability calls out MSNBC for blocking accessible parking spot when he tried to vote – National

Veteran with disability calls out MSNBC for blocking accessible parking spot when he tried to vote - National

A U.S. war veteran with a disability called out news outlet MSNBC for blocking an accessible parking spot outside of a polling station in Houston, Texas, to do a live report. Air Force vet James Berrie arrived at an early polling station on Tuesday to find a reporter and camera crew using the accessible parking […]

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