Accessibility News June 15,2024 Update

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In this Issue

*Major New Global Partnership Aims to Transform the Lives of Students With Disabilities
*Trudeau Government’s New Benefit for Canadians With Disabilities will Lift Just a Fraction Out of Poverty, Data Reveals
*New Dock to Enhance River Access for Kayakers in St. Marys
*Kitchener Woman Shares Challenges of Living on Disability Benefits
*Northumberland Forest Opens Accessible Porcupine Universal Trail
*AODA Alliance Update: (1)

ARTICLES:

Major New Global Partnership Aims to Transform the Lives of Students With Disabilities

A new partnership between education experts in Indonesia and the UK could transform lives by changing perceptions of disability.

Researchers in both countries have joined together to explore how attitudes impact on disabled students’ access to support and their time in higher education. They hope this will lead to improved support being available.

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Major New Global Partnership Aims to Transform the Lives of Students With Disabilities

Trudeau Government’s New Benefit for Canadians With Disabilities will Lift Just a Fraction Out of Poverty, Data Reveals

Just 25,000 working-age people with disabilities will escape poverty as a result of the Canada Disability Benefit, about four per cent of those eligible at the height of its rollout at least three years from now, newly released government data shows. An additional 15,000 family members will also be lifted out of poverty.

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Trudeau Government’s New Benefit for Canadians With Disabilities will Lift Just a Fraction Out of Poverty, Data Reveals

New Dock to Enhance River Access for Kayakers in St. Marys

More people can now access the Thames River in St. Marys, thanks to a Government of Canada investment, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), and a generous community donation.

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New Dock to Enhance River Access for Kayakers in St. Marys

Kitchener Woman Shares Challenges of Living on Disability Benefits

A woman in Kitchener living on disability benefits is sharing just how hard the process is, and hoping more can be done to help.

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Kitchener Woman Shares Challenges of Living on Disability Benefits

Northumberland Forest Opens Accessible Porcupine Universal Trail

Northumberland County has officially opened the Porcupine Universal Trail in the Northumberland County Forest, made possible through federal and provincial funding from the Investing in Canada’s Infrastructure Program (ICIP) COVID-19 Resilience Stream (CVRIS). This initiative, coupled with significant investments, aims to enhance recreational opportunities for all community members.

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Northumberland Forest Opens Accessible Porcupine Universal Trail

AODA Alliance Update:

Tragic Death of Vulnerable Student with Disabilities in Trenton High School Last Month Triggers Intense Media Attention and an Emotional Queen’s Park News Conference

The tragic as-yet unexplained death last month of 16-year-old Landyn Ferris while in a “sensory room” at the Trenton High School has sparked significant public and media attention. City TV broke the story on May 30, 2024. The AODA Alliance’s May 31, 2024 news release focused attention on the Ontario Government’s deeply troubling lack of effective oversight of school boards in this area.

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Tragic Death of Vulnerable Student with Disabilities in Trenton High School Last Month Triggers Intense Media Attention and an Emotional Queen’s Park News Conference

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