‘I need help’: Coronavirus highlights disparities among Canadians with disabilities – National

‘I need help’: Coronavirus highlights disparities among Canadians with disabilities - National

Prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic, 27-year-old Marissa Blake was rarely ever home. Now, Blake, who lives in Toronto supportive housing and needs assistance to walk, can only have one visitor a week for three hours and can’t see her friends in-person. An appointment to discuss surgery on her legs was cancelled, and her sleep […]

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Coronavirus: Support continues for those with intellectual disabilities in Saskatchewan – Saskatoon

Coronavirus: Support continues for those with intellectual disabilities in Saskatchewan - Saskatoon

People with intellectual disabilities face unique challenges daily, but there are supports in Saskatchewan to help. Inclusion Saskatchewan is a non-profit organization supporting 2,900 people, including people living with intellectual disabilities and their families. Related News The team works with people directly to navigate support and help with things like employment and overall […]

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Recommendations to the Canadian Government from Disability Related Organizations in Canada – Accessibility News International

The Mass Migration to Online Learning is Leaving Disabled Students Behind – Accessibility News International

March 24, 2020 It is imperative that the Government of Canada urgently address the unique vulnerabilities of people with disabilities and their families during the COVID-19 crisis. People with disabilities represent 22% of the Canadian population. Many are at extreme risk and require additional support to ensure their health and safety at this time. Some […]

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Accessibility essential for Alberta’s COVID-19 updates: ‘We have no choice but to wait’

Accessibility essential for Alberta’s COVID-19 updates: ‘We have no choice but to wait’

On Monday, an ASL/English interpreter was present during an Alberta Health COVID-19 update for the first time. It’s a significant moment for the deaf and hard of hearing community, which had called on the government to provide an interpreter or live captioning during the updates. READ MORE: 74 confirmed coronavirus cases in Alberta; cases detected […]

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Lumsden man hopes rule changes can improve hunting accessibility in Saskatchewan

Bobbie Cherepuschak is hoping to improve hunting accessibility in Saskatchewan.

Bobbie Cherepuschak has been hunting in Saskatchewan for nearly 20 years. An avid outdoorsman, Cherepuschak, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair to get around, has found a way to take his expeditions to the next level. Warning: The photo below may upset some readers. Bobbie Cherepuschak is hoping to improve hunting […]

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Six families with disabilities move into affordable housing units in Saskatoon – Saskatoon

Six families with disabilities move into affordable housing units in Saskatoon - Saskatoon

Posted February 28, 2020 7:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Six families in Saskatoon have a new place to call home. Three accessible semi-detached houses located throughout the city were designed and built specifically for people with disabilities and mobility issues. […]

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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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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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‘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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