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In this Issue
*Employees With Disabilities Experienced 21.4% Pay Gap in 2019: Stats Can
*Toronto’s Disability Pride March is back in person for the first time since pandemic began
*Calgary Stampede Has Become More Accessible, but Individual Planning Still Required
*Disability Advocates Say It’s Still too Hard to Go on Holiday, but Businesses Can Profit From Accessibility
*As Canadian Cities Make Pandemic Patios Permanent, Experts Call for Clear Standards
*After KED Debacle, Future of Sudbury Arena Up for Debate Again
*AODA Alliance Updates(2)
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Employees With Disabilities Experienced 21.4% Pay Gap in 2019: Stats Can
It found a 24.3 per cent pay gap between men with disabilities (average annual earnings of $48,700) and men without disabilities ($64,300). By comparison, the pay gap between women with disabilities ($38,900) and women without disabilities ($45,100) was 13.7 per cent.
Toronto’s Disability Pride March is back in person for the first time since pandemic began
This month, many are celebrating Disability Pride Month, and for the first time since the pandemic began, the Toronto march is going to be held in person – a chance to both celebrate the way the community has endured through COVID-19, and also a way to shine a light on problems they still face, organizers say.
Calgary Stampede Has Become More Accessible, but Individual Planning Still Required
Though work has gone into improving accessibility for those with mobility issues, one visitor warns some planning is required before you head to the grounds.
Disability Advocates Say It’s Still too Hard to Go on Holiday, but Businesses Can Profit From Accessibility
When Karen Harvey takes a holiday she has a longer-than-average list of things she needs to check before embarking on her trips and it can be quite consuming.
As Canadian Cities Make Pandemic Patios Permanent, Experts Call for Clear Standards
But advocates have been sounding the alarm about the accessibility concerns of sidewalk and curbside patios for several years, and say that any permanent solution needs to have appropriate accessibility standards.
After KED Debacle, Future of Sudbury Arena Up for Debate Again
After lengthy court battles and the COVID-19 pandemic torpedoed plans to build new on the Kingsway, local politicians are restarting the debate about what to do with Sudbury Community Arena downtown.
AODA Alliance Updates:
AODA Alliance’s New Letter to Toronto City Council Explains Why It Must Continue to Say No to Electric Scooters
Toronto City Council to Again Consider Allowing Electric Scooters at July 19-21 Meeting – Tell Them to Just Say No!
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