Calgarians mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Calgary

Calgarians mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities - Calgary

People in Calgary marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) at Central Library on Monday. The IDPD event highlighted the achievements of people with disabilities in the city and included opportunities to learn about programs, resources and services in the disabled community. “The goal of IDPD is to bring awareness to disability and continue […]

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Disability support staff in Manitoba battling for pay hike amid cutbacks – Winnipeg

Spectators at the International Day for Persons With Disabilities celebration at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Monday morning.

A disabled Manitoban requiring support can expect to receive care from around 770 different people in their lifetime. Support staff who work with people with disabilities say their wages need to go up, in order to provide stability for their clients. “Right now, people who provide support often work two or three jobs so they […]

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Wife’s MS has Alberta MP urging more support for people with episodic disabilities

Wife’s MS has Alberta MP urging more support for people with episodic disabilities

Conservative MP David Yurdiga says people suffering from disabilities that worsen and ease, like his wife and daughter, are not treated fairly under Canadian law and he wants to change that. Yurdiga said support for people with disabilities insists that they declare whether they can work or not — it’s a “binary switch.” There’s no […]

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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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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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Canada Post cuts workers’ disability benefits after strike action

Canada Post cuts workers’ disability benefits after strike action

Canada Post has discontinued sick leave provisions, including short-term and long-term disability – even for workers with claims predating the strike action Source link

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New sensory playground open in Saskatoon for kids with disabilities – Saskatoon

Wheelchair swing at the John Dolan School sensory playground.

Charmaine Bellamy’s 12-year-old son Luke has never shown much interest in playgrounds. “Going to the playground has actually been kind of pointless in the past,” Bellamy said. “There’s nothing he actually feels safe and secure to do.” READ MORE: New accessible playground opens at Saskatoon zoo Luke has autism, is non-verbal and has a number […]

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