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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Jun 02, 2020, 08:00 ET icometrix launches its icompanion platform for people with multiple sclerosis

icometrix, the world leader to extract clinically meaningful data from brain scans, is proud to have launched the icompanion platform and phone...


Jun 01, 2020, 13:08 ET Government of Canada announces funding for the social and economic inclusion of persons with disabilities

GATINEAU, QC, June 1, 2020 /CNW/ - Canadians across the country are feeling the economic impacts of COVID-19. In order to ensure a strong recovery,...


Jun 01, 2020, 08:00 ET Gazprom International Children's Social Programme Football for Friendship Eighth Season to Unite Over 10 000 Participants From All Over the World

Football for Friendship is an annual international children's social programme. The main participants of the programme are girls and boys aged 12,...


Jun 01, 2020, 07:00 ET CNIB Deafblind Community Services Celebrates Staff and Clients in Honour of Deafblind Awareness Month

TORONTO, June 1, 2020 /CNW/ - With June being Deafblind Awareness Month, CNIB Deafblind Community Services (DBCS) is honored to celebrate its staff...


May 21, 2020, 06:00 ET Montreal reimagined… "No cars, no disabled people"

MONTREAL, May 21, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - During a press conference last Friday, in reaction to the pandemic, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante announced a...


May 19, 2020, 05:59 ET New Police Service Partnership Looks to Protect Most Vulnerable Populations

Police Services across Nova Scotia partner with MedicAlert to launch vital program that provides first-responders 24/7-hour access to health...


May 05, 2020, 09:00 ET Statement by Minister Qualtrough on Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

GATINEAU, QC, May 5, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today...


May 05, 2020, 06:00 ET Pandemic prompts emergency campaign to combat crisis of isolation for people with disabilities

TORONTO, May 5, 2020 /CNW/ - March of Dimes Canada is shining a light on a crisis of isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting 6.2 million ...


May 04, 2020, 11:53 ET Remembering Their Sacrifice - 75 Years Since the Liberation of the Netherlands

OTTAWA, May 4, 2020 /CNW/ - In May 2000, the late Cliff Chadderton (1919 – 2013) led a parade of fellow Canadian veterans through the streets of...


Apr 23, 2020, 14:57 ET Paralympians send messages of hope for these challenging times

Canadian Paralympic Committee and BBDO Canada release an empathetic COVID-19 PSA TORONTO and OTTAWA, April 23, 2020 /CNW/ - A new film from the...


Apr 14, 2020, 11:08 ET COVID-19 Pandemic - COVID-19 threatens the world's most vulnerable people

Without appropriate action, the coronavirus pandemic stands to decimate vulnerable groups in the poorest, conflict- and disaster affected countries...


Apr 10, 2020, 12:08 ET Statement by Minister Qualtrough on Canada's Disability-Inclusive approach to its COVID-19 pandemic response

GATINEAU, QC, April 10, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today...


Apr 01, 2020, 13:06 ET Protecting the Health, Safety and Well-Being of Disability Support Program Participants During Pandemic

BRIDGETOWN, NS, April 1, 2020 /CNW/ - Diverse Ability organizations from across the province are working hard to keep their residents safe during the ...


Mar 30, 2020, 11:01 ET FlightHub and JustFly on Apps Designed to Help the Blind and Visually Impaired Travel

MONTREAL, March 30, 2020 /CNW/ - Mobile apps are one of the most popular yet no less impactful innovations of the past 2 decades. With the assistance ...


Mar 11, 2020, 07:30 ET Statement - Minister Qualtrough marks the 10th anniversary of Canada's ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

GATINEAU, QC, March 11, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, today...


Mar 10, 2020, 12:00 ET Coda the beaver revealed as official Canadian Paralympic Team mascot

OTTAWA, March 10, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee revealed its official mascot on Tuesday, with Coda the beaver set to become the...


Mar 09, 2020, 15:03 ET 'No Cost' Personal Support Worker Certificate Training Addresses Need for More PSWs

WATERLOO, ON , March 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Through a creative and collaborative effort, the SE Career College of Health and five community organizations...


Mar 09, 2020, 08:00 ET Air Canada Named One of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for The Fifth Consecutive Year

MONTREAL, March 9, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada has been named one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the fifth consecutive year. In...


Mar 05, 2020, 12:20 ET IIROC's work with Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) results in proposed rule amendments to protect vulnerable investors

Measures would give investment firms/registrants tools to help protect clients TORONTO, March 5, 2020 /CNW/ - The Investment Industry Regulatory...


Mar 05, 2020, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Government of Canada highlights support to help youth in British Columbia launch meaningful careers/

GATINEAU, QC, March 4, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, will...


Mar 04, 2020, 13:27 ET Media Advisory - Government of Canada highlights support to help youth in British Columbia launch meaningful careers

GATINEAU, QC, March 4, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion, will...


Mar 03, 2020, 12:37 ET Canadian Paralympic Committee and CBC/Radio-Canada to offer streaming coverage of Tokyo 2020 wheelchair rugby qualifier

- Canada hosting last-chance qualification tournament for Paralympic Games - Live coverage available via CBC Gem streaming service, CBC Sports and...


Mar 03, 2020, 09:30 ET Media Advisory - Government of Canada to host Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit

OTTAWA, March 3, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada's Procurement Ombudsman will host the second Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit on March 4, 2020 in...


Mar 03, 2020, 09:00 ET Special Olympics and Gallagher Announce Global Partnership to Help Scale Special Olympics Sports around the World

Special Olympics and Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, have announced a partnership to help...


Mar 03, 2020, 07:00 ET FirstLight Home Care Announces International Expansion to Canada

FirstLight® Home Care, an award-winning provider of non-medical home care, is pleased to announce it is expanding its caregiving services to Canada....