‘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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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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Almost 40,000 Canadian veterans waiting to receive disability benefits as of November – National

Almost 40,000 Canadian veterans waiting to receive disability benefits as of November - National

OTTAWA — Despite repeated promises to fix the mess, the number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has continued to grow, and there are fears the turmoil will only worsen in the coming weeks. New figures from Veterans Affairs Canada show nearly 40,000 veterans were waiting at the end […]

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‘It’s basically a warehouse for the dying’: Nova Scotians call for overhaul of long-term care homes – Halifax

Disability advocate Joanne Larade speaking at a panel discussion in Halifax.

A panel of disability advocates spoke to a crowd of more than 100 people on Thursday night, outlining their concerns over the lack of options related to dedicated housing for people with physical disabilities. They’re calling on the government to step up and provide funding that would ensure that the living situations of people with […]

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

Global News

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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Insurance company reinstates long-term disability coverage after Global News report, legal action

Insurance company reinstates long-term disability coverage after Global News report, legal action

A major Canadian insurance company is restoring long-term disability coverage to an Ontario woman following a Global News report on legal action taken against the insurer. Sun Life Financial had given notice to revoke long term disability benefits for Sandra Bullock of Georgetown, Ont. The company claimed Bullock was fit to work, and not entitled […]

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