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The AODA Clock is Ticking
There are 2 years, 36 weeks, 1 day until a fully Accessible Ontario! Will you be compliant?
In this Issue
*In Memory of OPSEU/SEFPO Activist John Rae
*How to Be a More Accessible Employer
*Mixed Reviews for New, Accessible Courthouse in Bay St. George
*Lack of Sidewalk Clearing Leaves Winnipeggers With Mobility Impairments Trapped Inside
*Over Four Years in Power, Ford Government Made Ontario a More Dangerous Place for Vulnerable People with Disabilities
*Ontario Building a Stronger, More Resilient Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Program
*Canada’s Constitutional Guarantee of Equality Rights to People with Disabilities is 40 Years Old Today!
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In Memory of OPSEU/SEFPO Activist John Rae
John was totally blind most of his life and lobbied on eliminating existing barriers with an overarching goal of creating a fully accessible inclusive society where those with disabilities could participate with dignity both within their workplace and the broader society or and in their communities.
How to Be a More Accessible Employer
As offices begin to tentatively re-open, and employers consider a more hybrid approach to work, questions around inclusivity, accessibility, and disability policies are coming to light. And, according to recent research, HR leaders ignore these priorities at their own peril.
Mixed Reviews for New, Accessible Courthouse in Bay St. George
“It’s good to see, but when how many times have you heard the government make promises on things and it’s not actually transpired? So I’m a little bit skeptical,” said Jones. “I hope it does actually happen, but again, I’m going to have to wait and see.”
Lack of Sidewalk Clearing Leaves Winnipeggers With Mobility Impairments Trapped Inside
The ice and slush covering the sidewalk in front of Peter Tonge’s Grant Avenue apartment building make the wheels on his wheelchair spin and catch in deep ruts.
He hasn’t been able to leave his house for a week, ever since a spring snowstorm dumped nearly a foot of snow on the city.
Over Four Years in Power, Ford Government Made Ontario a More Dangerous Place for Vulnerable People with Disabilities
Let’s size up the Ford Government’s four-year record on accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities. There has been so much talk about building a stronger, more resilient Ontario after the first two years of COVID-19. Yet, for people with disabilities, Ontario is now less accessible and more dangerous for vulnerable people with disabilities than it was a year ago, and even more so than it was in June 2018.
Ontario Building a Stronger, More Resilient Post-Stroke Rehabilitation Program
Today’s Announcement is monumental for young adult stroke patients and the next key step is implementation.
Canada’s Constitutional Guarantee of Equality Rights to People with Disabilities is 40 Years Old Today!
Forty years ago today, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms became part of Canada’s Constitution. Section 15 of the Charter of Rights guarantees equality rights, including freedom from discrimination because of a disability. Here is what section 15 says in full:
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