AODA Alliance Chair David Lepofsky to Battle the Wynne Government at a January 31 Information and Privacy Commission Public Hearing, As He Tries to Unearth Government Records on Its Implementation and Enforcement of Ontario’s Disabilities Act

Watch David Lepofsky Appeal to the Information and Privacy Commission to Force the Government to Disclose Records, Without Demanding that this Unfunded Coalition Pay a Hefty $4,250 Fee

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http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-chair-david-lepofsky-to-battle-the-wynne-government-at-a-january-31-information-and-privacy-commission-public-hearing-as-he-tries-to-unearth-government-records-on-its-implementation/

Only Half of Disabled Canadians Have a Full or Part-Time Job: CIBC poll

The unemployed respondents overwhelmingly said they were out of work as a direct result of their disability, with 67 per cent citing it as the reason for their current circumstances.

The survey also found that only 23 per cent of respondents feel comfortable disclosing their disability to a potential employer before the interview process gets underway.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/only-half-of-disabled-canadians-have-a-full-or-part-time-job-cibc-poll/

Accessibility News January 21,2017 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

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Walmart Sued After Firing Employee With Down Syndrome

The US Equal Employment Opportunities Commission is suing Walmart for allegedly violating the Americans With Disabilities Act after the company fired an employee with Down syndrome, the Mighty reports.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/walmart-sued-after-firing-employee-with-down-syndrome/

CIBC Introduces New Initiative to Support Employment for Canadians Living With a Disability

Bank partners with social enterprise Magnet to tackle employment barriers and focus on diversity hiring

Committed to increasing employment opportunities for individuals living with a disability, CIBC (CM) CM, announced today it is partnering with Magnet, an online network that connects job seekers to employers based on skills and talent needs.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/cibc-introduces-new-initiative-to-support-employment-for-canadians-living-with-a-disability/

Government of Canada Improves Accessibility for Canadians With Disabilities Within Their Workplaces and Communities

Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, visited the Centre for Child Development of the Lower Mainland to announce the approval of 573 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) projects. The Minister highlighted how these projects will help strengthen the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring greater accessibility and opportunity for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/government-of-canada-improves-accessibility-for-canadians-with-disabilities-within-their-workplaces-and-communities/

Supreme Court Hears Case Today on Disabled Children and Public Schools

The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a significant case about the level of education support disabled children must receive in the public school system.

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http://www.aoda.ca/supreme-court-hears-case-today-on-disabled-children-and-public-schools/

AODA Alliance Writes Tracy MacCharles to Propose Action Priorities for Her as Both Accessibility Minister and Minister of Government and Consumer Services

Now that Premier Wynne has assigned Tracy MacCharles to serve as both Ontario’s Accessibility Minister and Minister of Government and Consumer Services, the AODA Alliance has written Minister MacCharles to provide a thorough list of priorities for action on accessibility in each portfolio. We set out that letter below.

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http://www.aoda.ca/aoda-alliance-writes-tracy-maccharles-to-propose-action-priorities-for-her-as-both-accessibility-minister-and-minister-of-government-and-consumer-services/

Road Scraping Leaves Residents Frustrated

With increasingly more persons with disabilities residing in their own homes, is the City’s current practice relating to the removal/non removal of ice banks in compliance with the City’s policy on Accessibility as required under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005?

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http://www.aoda.ca/road-scraping-leaves-residents-frustrated/

Accessibility News January 14,2017 Update

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The AODA Clock is Ticking

There are 7 years, 50 weeks, 3 days until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?

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