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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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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Preschool program brings ‘light’ to parents of child with disabilities

Preschool program brings ‘light’ to parents of child with disabilities

Just a couple of years ago, Angelina Shirley couldn’t imagine sending her then two-year-old daughter Sadie to preschool. Legally blind, deaf, non-verbal and requiring the use of a wheelchair, little Sadie faced significant challenges. So too did her parents when it came to trying to help their daughter. READ MORE: How to address sibling rivalries […]

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N.S. inquiry finds that hospital violated human rights of people with disabilities – Halifax

N.S. inquiry finds that hospital violated human rights of people with disabilities - Halifax

A human rights inquiry has found that the human rights of three people with intellectual disabilities were violated by confining them in a Nova Scotia hospital ward for more than a decade. The applicants in the case – Beth MacLean, Joseph Delaney and the late Sheila Livingstone – had argued that the province should have […]

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N.B. veterans fight to receive disability tax credit – New Brunswick

N.B. veterans fight to receive disability tax credit - New Brunswick

Three military veterans from New Brunswick say their daily battles with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are not being taken seriously by Revenue Canada. All three have applied for the federal disability tax credit on multiple occasions and have been denied every time. READ MORE: Canada’s disability tax credit program needs major overhaul, Senate committee urges […]

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Calgary photographers donate work to accessible housing building, ‘something to inspire us’ – Calgary

Calgary photographers donate work to accessible housing building, ‘something to inspire us’ - Calgary

As she straightens the large photo she’s hanging, Cathy Lockerby takes a moment to describe the beautiful moment she captured with her camera, a colourful collection of spring flowers. “It’s from the tulip garden called Tulip Town, in Washington state,” Lockerby said. READ MORE: Southern Alberta 12-year-old recognized internationally for wildlife photography Lockerby and other […]

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U.S. won’t allow performance of Newfoundland play about man with disability

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A Newfoundland playwright says his failed two-year battle for a visa to perform in the United States speaks to the barriers facing independent artists telling diverse stories. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rejected a detailed application to bring Paul David Power’s autobiographical play “Crippled” to a San Francisco theatre. Help us […]

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New study finds the developmentally disabled are vulnerable in Ontario

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TORONTO – People with developmental disabilities are more likely than the non-disabled to encounter problems with Ontario’s health-care system regardless of age, sex or class, a new study suggests. The research from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences found the developmentally disabled were significantly more likely to die young, languish in hospital without plans for […]

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Girl was not harmed: Sask. man sentenced to 31 months in jail for Amber Alert joy ride

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A Saskatchewan man who triggered an Amber Alert when he stole a running SUV with a disabled girl in the back seat has been sentenced to 31 months in jail. Johnathan Gunville had pleaded guilty to several charges, including theft of a vehicle and abandoning a child. With credit for time served, Gunville still has two […]

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Hundreds turn out for annual women’s march in downtown Vancouver

Hundreds turn out for annual women’s march in downtown Vancouver

Hundreds gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (North Plaza) for the third annual March On, Vancouver event. People gathered for speeches at 10 a.m. and began marching at 11 a.m. Organizer Samantha Monckton said the women’s march was focused on a variety of issues that concern women, including sexual assault, the rights of […]

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