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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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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Advocates say disturbing video of N.S. school bullying shows people with disabilities are devalued

Advocates say disturbing video of N.S. school bullying shows people with disabilities are devalued

Advocates say a disturbing video showing a Cape Breton teen’s classmate walking over him in a stream demonstrates how the lives of people with disabilities are often devalued. Brett Corbett, who has cerebral palsy, told his mother Terri McEachern that he has forgiven the bullies who apologized to him, but he still feels unsafe returning […]

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Closing arguments heard at N.S. inquiry as people with disabilities allege housing discrimination

Closing arguments heard at N.S. inquiry as people with disabilities allege housing discrimination

A lengthy inquiry which is considering whether the Nova Scotia government violated human rights by housing people with disabilities in a hospital for over a decade is hearing closing arguments Tuesday. Beth MacLean and Joseph Delaney have testified the Department of Community Services violated the province’s Human Rights Act by forcing them to remain at […]

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3 new group homes for people with intellectual disabilities open in Moose Jaw

3 new group homes for people with intellectual disabilities open in Moose Jaw

Dignitaries from across the Saskatchewan were in Moose Jaw on Thursday to celebrate the grand opening of three new group homes for people with intellectual disabilities. Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA and legislative secretary to the minister of social services, Greg Lawrence, joined community members and group home residents to introduce the Eden Care Communities housing. […]

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