Disability support staff in Manitoba battling for pay hike amid cutbacks – Winnipeg

Spectators at the International Day for Persons With Disabilities celebration at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Monday morning.

A disabled Manitoban requiring support can expect to receive care from around 770 different people in their lifetime. Support staff who work with people with disabilities say their wages need to go up, in order to provide stability for their clients. “Right now, people who provide support often work two or three jobs so they […]

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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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Alberta wants to boost support payments for those with disabilities and low-incomes

Alberta wants to boost support payments for those with disabilities and low-incomes

Alberta is proposing to increase help for those with disabilities and low-income earners while tying future hikes to keep pace with inflation. The changes introduced in the legislature would help about 250,000 Alberta residents, including seniors and those who receive benefits under the Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped program, also known as AISH. READ […]

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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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Nova Scotia announces plans to support accessibility law passed in 2017 – Halifax

Nova Scotia announces plans to support accessibility law passed in 2017 - Halifax

Nova Scotia has announced the next steps to reach its goal of making the province more accessible for those with disabilities by 2030. Justice Minister Mark Furey has released an implementation strategy for the province’s Accessibility Act, passed in April 2017. READ MORE: Human rights board of inquiry finds N.S. failed to enforce accessible bathroom regulation […]

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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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