National Disability Employment Awareness Month
- Monday, October 6th 2014
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month in Canada. Check out videos on our You Tube and Vimeo channels for profiles of persons with disabilities who are finding rewarding employment in Durham Region.
2013 Capitalizing on CapABILITIES Conference http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDZ3hq_S-oY
EmployABILITY Awards 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWr5pWWWsJM
EmployABILITY Awards 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa5A8ZSEC08
EmployABILITY Awards 2011 http://vimeo.com/25139255
EmployABILITY Awards 2010 http://vimeo.com/12552919
EmployABILITY Awards 2009 http://vimeo.com/5188984
EmployABILITY Awards 2008 http://vimeo.com/25097093
MCSS Releases Report of Client Discussions on Social Assistance Reform
- Thursday, May 8th 2014
The Ministry of Community and Social Services Report of Client Discussions on Social Assistance Reform has been released. The summary report is available to the public on the Public Policy Forum’s website: http://www.ppforum.ca/publications/may-6-2014-report-client-disucssions-social-assistance-reform.
"Over a hundred current and former clients of both the Ontario Disability Support Program and Ontario Works took part in 11 discussion sessions across the province last year. The sessions were lively, wide-ranging and comprehensive, and helped us gain a wealth of information about the lived experience of those receiving social assistance and some of the areas in which we can improve services, supports and outcomes." Patti Redmond, Director, Ontario Disability Support Program Branch, Ministry of Community & Social Services
Ontario Human Rights Discriminatory Pay Case Highlights Devaluing of People with Intellectual Disabilities
- Friday, March 7th 2014
An intellectually disabled St. Catharines woman who was paid just $1.25 an hour as a labourer at a packaging company for 10 years has won her discrimination case before Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal.
LG David Onley on Lang & O'Leary
- Friday, February 28th 2014
The Honourable David C. Onley the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario spoke to the CBC's 'The Lang and O'Leary Exchange' about hiring people with a disability. You can watch the interview by going here: http://tinyurl.com/ouruaqp