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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Feb 21, 2019, 19:57 ET Mark Arendz celebrates silver in biathlon distance race at World Para Nordic Skiing Championships

Arendz racks up fourth medal of world championships with now two silver, two bronze PRINCE GEORGE, BC, Feb. 21, 2019 /CNW/ - Mark Arendz took...


Feb 20, 2019, 18:10 ET Canada's Mark Arendz battles to biathlon bronze at World Para Nordic Skiing Championships

Derek Zaplotinsky celebrates career best fourth-place finish PRINCE GEORGE, BC, Feb. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's Mark Arendz completed his medal hat...


Feb 18, 2019, 21:29 ET Canada's Collin Cameron crowned world champion at Para Nordic Skiing Championships

Cameron wins first ever world championship sprint title, Natalie Wilkie finishes fourth, Emily Young sixth PRINCE GEORGE, BC, Feb. 18, 2019 /CNW/ -...


Feb 18, 2019, 17:55 ET Canadian Paralympic Committee statement on Brian McKeever at Laureus World Sports Awards

OTTAWA, Feb. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's most decorated Winter Paralympian of all-time Brian McKeever attended the Laureus World Sports Awards in...


Feb 17, 2019, 19:58 ET Mark Arendz wins back-to-back medals at World Para Nordic Skiing Championships

Arendz captures 10th career world championship medal, Natalie Wilkie fourth in women's race PRINCE GEORGE, BC, Feb. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Mark Arendz...


Feb 16, 2019, 21:22 ET Canadians celebrate double medal day to open World Para Nordic Skiing Championships

Collin Cameron wins first ever world championship silver medal, Mark Arendz claims ninth medal with biathlon bronze PRINCE GEORGE, BC, Feb. 16, 2019...


Feb 15, 2019, 17:20 ET Government of Canada supports organizations improving accessibility and job opportunities for persons with disabilities in Edmonton

EDMONTON, Feb. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods,...


Feb 15, 2019, 08:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Qualtrough to highlight Government of Canada commitments to removing barriers for people with disabilities in Edmonton/

GATINEAU, QC, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - On Friday, February 15, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and...


Feb 14, 2019, 15:24 ET CUPE Ontario calls recent 'Kryptonite' comments by Premier Ford an insult to parents and children living with Autism

TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Doug Ford is No superhero, and Ontario families who have been struggling for years to get appropriate treatment for...


Feb 13, 2019, 12:14 ET Canadian Paralympic Committee and CBC/Radio-Canada to offer streaming coverage of Canada's quest for gold at 2019 World Para Nordic Skiing Championships

Competition from Prince George, B.C. will be livestreamed February 16-24 via the CBC Gem streaming service, Radio-Canada Sports app and website, and...


Feb 13, 2019, 09:00 ET New handi-transit vehicles to improve quality of life for Manitobans with mobility challenges

SELKIRK, MB, Feb. 13, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada recognizes that strategic investments in public transit infrastructure are key to...


Feb 11, 2019, 12:42 ET ParaTough Cup events in Toronto and Calgary aim to raise funds for Paralympic sport across Canada

Fundraising event heading to Toronto on February 22 and Calgary on March 6 Held in support of providing athletes with a disability the resources to...


Feb 08, 2019, 06:18 ET Canadian Paralympic Committee statement on Russia

OTTAWA, Feb. 8, 2019 /CNW/ - The International Paralympic Committee announced today that it will conditionally lift the suspension of the Russian...


Feb 06, 2019, 13:31 ET VIA Rail Firmly Committed to Helping Achieve Universal Accessibility for all Canadians

OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) unveiled this morning the result of significant renovations to its Ottawa station, works that ...


Feb 06, 2019, 09:00 ET The Canadian Council of the Blind bestows its 2019 President's Award to VIA Rail Canada

OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - This year, during White Cane Week and on its 75th anniversary, the National Office of the Canadian Council of the Blind...


Feb 05, 2019, 14:45 ET Media Advisory - VIA Rail Inaugurates the New Accessible Facilities at the Ottawa Station

MONTREAL, Feb. 5, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the media are invited to join VIA Rail's President and Chief Executive Officer, Yves...


Feb 05, 2019, 14:10 ET Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders, Toronto Maple Leafs' Jake Gardiner and Women of Influence Rally Canadians to Unite the World in Drafting 2,000+ Special Olympics Athletes

TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders, Toronto Maple Leaf Defenseman Jake Gardiner and Women of Influence Co-CEO Stephania ...


Feb 01, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E M I N D E R -- Media Advisory - Itinerary for Friday, February 1, 2019/

OTTAWA, Jan. 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Note: All times local Montréal, Quebec 2:00 p.m. The Prime Minister will meet with Mayor of...


Jan 31, 2019, 17:10 ET Media Advisory - Itinerary for Friday, February 1, 2019

OTTAWA, Jan. 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Note: All times local Montréal, Quebec 2:00 p.m. The Prime Minister will meet with Mayor of...


Jan 30, 2019, 12:17 ET DeafBlind Ontario Services urges recognition of the universal rights of individuals who are deafblind

NEWMARKET, ON, Jan. 30, 2019 /CNW/ - As a new year begins, DeafBlind Ontario Services urges the removal of barriers that characterize the daily...


Jan 29, 2019, 11:10 ET Multiple Paralympic medallist Benoit Huot announces retirement from competitive swimming

MONTREAL, Jan. 29, 2019 /CNW/ - After more than two decades of Para swimming, Benoit Huot is announcing his retirement from the sport. "It's time to...


Jan 27, 2019, 08:05 ET Canadian Paralympic Committee statement on the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships

OTTAWA, Jan. 27, 2019 /CNW/ - The International Paralympic Committee announced today it is moving the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships out of...


Jan 25, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Government of Canada will announce support that will help break down barriers and help Canadians with disabilities to find jobs/

GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, will...


Jan 24, 2019, 16:57 ET Media Advisory - Government of Canada will announce support that will help break down barriers and help Canadians with disabilities to find jobs

GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, will...


Jan 24, 2019, 08:30 ET New innovative global partnership to expand digital health services for families and children living with disability

CALGARY, Jan. 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadian-based digital health and innovation leader, The Uncomplicated Family Inc. and Thirteenth Floor Corp., a...