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The B.C. government recently released a 10-year action plan (Accessibility 2024) to make B.C. the most progressive place for people with disabilities in Canada by 2024. One of the first actions is to make September Disability Employment Month
The Canadian Association for Community Living is conducting a short survey on the employment of youth and other adults with intellectual disabilities. The aim of the survey is to find out how people with intellectual disabilities are doing in getting paid employment in regular jobs in the community.
For Immediate Release
January 16, 2013
Private Sector Signals Strong Support for Labour Force Inclusion of People with Disabilities
Today CACL and People First of Canada are hosting a Federal Policy Forum on Inclusion in the nations capitol - Ottawa
Ontario Human Rights Commission lawyer Sunil Gurmukh told the Human Rights Tribunal to reconsider this case, which was deemed out of its jurisdiction, because of the amount of time that passed since the plaintif received her first paycheque was about 10 years before. Sunil Gurmukh said that "reconsideration is a matter of public importance" in this article published about the case.
As legal action on sheltered workshops proceeds through the courts in the U.S., many in Canada continue to look for solutions to this decades-old approach to supporting people.
Axiom News speaks to CACL Policy and Programs Officer Tyler Hnatuk about the report "Achieving Social and Economic Inclusion: from Segregation to Employment First" You can find the article at communitylivingontario.ca
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