B.C. government announces funding to bolster inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities

B.C. government announces funding to bolster inclusion and accessibility for people with disabilities

The provincial government marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by announcing $500,000 in funding for projects that support accessibility and inclusivity. Sixteen non-profit organizations across B.C will receive grants of up to $40,000, Social Development Minister Shane Simpson said Monday. Money will be distributed through Disability Alliance BC. READ MORE: Disabled advocates applaud Vancouver’s proposal […]

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HL Sask. government declares October as Disability Employment Awareness Month

HL Sask. government declares October as Disability Employment Awareness Month

October has been designated as Disability Employment Awareness Month by the Government of Saskatchewan. The month will promote the individual, economic and societal benefits of diversifying Saskatchewan’s workforce by offering more jobs for those living with disabilities. “We all benefit from an inclusive, accessible and welcoming province where everyone can realize their full potential and […]

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Ontario government to increase mercury disability payments to affected First Nations

Ontario government to increase mercury disability payments to affected First Nations

TORONTO – The Ontario government says it is moving to ensure people who receive mercury disability payments are properly compensated by retroactively indexing payments to the rate of inflation. The government says more than 200 people in the First Nations communities of Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong receive the payments, which have been frozen since 1985. […]

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Injured veterans forced to wait months for support, disability benefits, government watchdog finds – National

Injured veterans forced to wait months for support, disability benefits, government watchdog finds - National

OTTAWA – The federal government has been slammed in a watchdog’s new report for causing added frustration and stress to many injured veterans as they are forced to wait months longer than promised to find out if they qualify for disability benefits and other supports. Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent’s scathing report follows a review of […]

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