People with Disabilities This category covers the latest news affecting people living with a disability, including peer and community support programs, and athletic and cultural opportunities, along with issues of medical assistance, treatment and care options. Find releases regarding accessibility legislation, disability rights, insurance and healthcare issues, special education, and the results of the latest research. Learn about fundraising efforts and events, as well as outreach and awareness initiatives.

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Apr 18, 2019, 12:00 ET Investing in Innovative Housing Solutions - Eleven Solutions Lab Proposals to Receive Funding Through the NHS Solutions Labs

OTTAWA, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Finding solutions to housing challenges such as affordability, social inclusion, Northern and remote supports,...


Apr 17, 2019, 13:30 ET The Maison de la Culture de Saint-Placide Is Getting an Infrastructure Upgrade

The Government of Canada supports the Maison de la culture de Saint-Placide SAINT-PLACIDE, QC, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Pablo...


Apr 17, 2019, 11:07 ET Stephanie Dixon to lead Canadian Paralympic Team in Tokyo as chef de mission

Dixon is a 19-time Paralympic medallist in swimming Will serve as chef de mission for Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games as well She is also a coach,...


Apr 16, 2019, 13:00 ET Renovations at purpose built accessibile rental buidling made possible with help from Government of Canada

VANCOUVER, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why in May 2018 the Government of Canada...


Apr 16, 2019, 12:25 ET Governments of Canada and Manitoba Sign Agreement to Improve Health Care Services

WINNIPEG, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's universal, publicly funded health system is a source of pride for Canadians. The Government of Canada is...


Apr 16, 2019, 10:15 ET Government of Canada to Build Supportive and Affordable Housing for Individuals with Acquired Brain Injuries

SUDBURY, ON, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. That is why, in May 2018, the Government...


Apr 09, 2019, 15:16 ET Airport experience for autistic children: 7th successful edition of Premium Kids at YUL

MONTRÉAL, April 9, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - There were smiles all around during the 7th edition of the Premium Kids event held at Montréal-Trudeau airport....


Apr 09, 2019, 10:30 ET InvestorCOM documents now compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

TORONTO, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - InvestorCOM, a leader in financial services compliance solutions, announced today that its popular compliance...


Apr 09, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Invitation - Leo, a marionette with autistic spectrum disorder - the new star of the Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation's education videos/

The initiative aims to help young people, parents and educators develop emotional and interpersonal skills towards autistic children MONTREAL, April...


Apr 08, 2019, 13:00 ET Bloodied, broken and burned out: 88% of long-term care staff experience violence

LONDON, ON, April 8, 2019 /CNW/ - Two new reports are being released concurrently that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment...


Apr 08, 2019, 11:00 ET Thirteen swimmers nominated to Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games team

- Several NextGen swimmers will be experiencing their first Games - Lima 2019 will take place August 23 to September 1 OTTAWA and TORONTO, April 8,...


Apr 08, 2019, 10:13 ET Volunteering can make everyone's lives a little richer

NEWMARKET, ON, April 8, 2019 /CNW/ - "Volunteering makes me feel connected to something bigger than just myself," explained Tiffany Barker, board...


Apr 05, 2019, 12:08 ET Government of Canada announces major funding for projects that promote the social inclusion of persons with disabilities

Strengthening the disability sector's capacity to improve the lives of Canadians with disabilities through integration and participation in society...


Apr 05, 2019, 09:00 ET Media Advisory - Ontario long-term care staff at "breaking point;" new study and poll on workplace violence released Monday in Sarnia

SARNIA, ON, April 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Two new reports that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment against staff working at Ontario...


Apr 05, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Qualtrough will announce Government of Canada funding to improve the social inclusion for persons with disabilities/

GATINEAU, QC, April 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, along with local...


Apr 04, 2019, 14:42 ET Media Advisory - Minister Qualtrough will announce Government of Canada funding to improve the social inclusion for persons with disabilities

GATINEAU, QC, April 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, along with local...


Apr 02, 2019, 13:56 ET Advanced Genomics Research Could Improve Autism Spectrum Disorder Treatment

NORTH BAY, ON, April 2, 2019 /CNW/ - Research led by Canadore College and The DNA Company may provide individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ...


Apr 02, 2019, 08:00 ET Media Invitation - Leo, a marionette with autistic spectrum disorder - the new star of the Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation's education videos

The initiative aims to help young people, parents and educators develop emotional and interpersonal skills towards autistic children MONTREAL, April...


Apr 01, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Ontario long-term care staff at "breaking point;" new study and poll on workplace violence released Monday in Kingston/

KINGSTON, ON, March 29, 2019 /CNW/ - Two new reports that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment against staff working at Ontario...


Mar 29, 2019, 07:00 ET Media Advisory - Ontario long-term care staff at "breaking point;" new study and poll on workplace violence released Monday in Kingston

KINGSTON, ON, March 29, 2019 /CNW/ - Two new reports that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment against staff working at Ontario...


Mar 28, 2019, 10:21 ET Ripley's Aquarium of Canada Designated as First Autism Certified Attraction in Canada

Canada's largest indoor aquarium to offer special initiatives for autism families throughout April TORONTO, March 28, 2019 /CNW/ - In honour of World ...


Mar 27, 2019, 10:30 ET Bloodied, broken and burned out: 88% of long-term care staff experience violence

KITCHENER, ON, March 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Two new reports are being released concurrently that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment...


Mar 27, 2019, 06:00 ET Six individuals share their personal journey through the developmental system to raise awareness around how it has helped them become more active in their communities

AURORA, ON, March 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Developmental Services Ontario (DSO), the access point for ministry-funded adult developmental services, has...


Mar 27, 2019, 05:57 ET motionball's annual #NoGoodWay movement campaigns to end the use of the R-word, as new study shows half of Canadians use it regularly

Study: 48% of Canadians use or hear the word "retarded" at least once per week TORONTO, March 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, national not-for-profit...


Mar 26, 2019, 07:00 ET Media Advisory - Ontario long-term care staff at "breaking point;" new study and poll on workplace violence released Wednesday in Kitchener

KITCHENER, ON, March 26, 2019 /CNW/ - Two new reports that expose the high level of violence, abuse and harassment against staff working at Ontario...