The Conference Board of Canada in partnership with the Government of Ontario’s EnAbling Change program have released a new free resource to help employers make their workplaces more inclusive.
Nortel Networks Corp. has reached a $28 million settlement with disabled U.S. workers, averting a trial over its treatment of some of its most vulnerable creditors.
Outlined in bankruptcy-court documents, the settlement allows Nortel to shut off pay and benefits to some 200 people with chronic disabilities at the end of May. They will get an unsecured claim in the former telecommunications equipment maker’s bankruptcy case instead.
January 21, 2013
Today there have been two newsworthy developments concerning the efforts to achieve accessibility for persons with disabilities in Canada.
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Posted January 21, 2013
More than 15% of Manitobans face barriers that prevent their full participation in activities others take for granted. These barriers are very costly – to persons with disabilities, to their family and friends, and to their communities. In Manitoba, accessibility legislation will provide a process for the removal of barriers, as well as the prevention of new ones.
On Jan. 1, requirements for information and communications under the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation come into effect for universities.
We are delighted to report that we have now received disability accessibility commitments from each of the six candidates for leadership of the Ontario Liberal party. Late on January 17, 2013, the AODA Alliance received an email, setting out disability accessibility commitments, from Harinder Takhar, the final candidate to send such commitments to us.
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January 17, 2013
Mr. Charles Sousa is the fifth candidate for leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party to make disability accessibility pledges in response to our November 1, 2012 open letter to all candidates for that leadership role.