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 21, 2019, 16:00 ET Family Housing Project Underway in Saskatoon

SASKATOON, June 21, 2019 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along with the City of Saskatoon and SaskNative Rentals Inc. (SNR),...


Jun 20, 2019, 11:05 ET Seven athletes to represent Canada in Para badminton at Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games

- Para badminton is making its Parapan Am debut - Lima 2019 will take place August 23 to September 1 OTTAWA, June 20, 2019 /CNW/ - Seven athletes...


Jun 19, 2019, 15:07 ET Marco Dispaltro and Alison Levine among seven boccia athletes named to Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games team

- Four Parapan Am medallists from Toronto 2015 return to Canadian squad - Lima 2019 will take place August 23 to September 1 OTTAWA, June 19, 2019...


Jun 18, 2019, 10:17 ET Canadian Paralympic Committee and CBC/Radio-Canada reveal official theme song for Tokyo 2020 Canadian Paralympic Team

"Shine" is performed in English and French by Canadian singer Eva Avila Project is a partnership between the Canadian Paralympic Committee, CBC...


Jun 13, 2019, 14:51 ET Canada reaffirms its commitment to people with disabilities at the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

GATINEAU, QC, June 13, 2019 /CNW/ - From June 11 to 13, 2019, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and...


Jun 12, 2019, 16:52 ET Association of Canadian Disability Benefit Professionals responds to Canada Revenue Agency changes to Disability Tax Credit Program

TORONTO, June 12, 2019 /CNW/ - In an unprecedented move, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has published proposed regulations under the Disability Tax...


Jun 12, 2019, 07:00 ET Higher Profile Needed for the Impact of Communication Disabilities on Inclusion and Participation

Millions of people across the world have a communication disability that significantly impacts their life, preventing them from participating in...


Jun 11, 2019, 13:00 ET Documentary series, Employable Me, wins Rockie Award at 2019 Banff World Media Festival

TORONTO, June 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is thrilled to announce that Season two of its series Employable Me, produced by Thomas...


Jun 09, 2019, 15:51 ET More than 10,000 racers participated in the 16th Annual Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon, raising over $500,000 for local community charities

Clara Lownie and Cal Dewolfe take top placing in Halifax HALIFAX, June 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Known as "the people's marathon", over 10,000 participants...


Jun 06, 2019, 11:00 ET Exceptional year for Centraide of Greater Montreal: $51.7M to fight poverty and social exclusion

MONTREAL, June 6, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Centraide of Greater Montreal is pleased to announce investments of $51.7M in communities to bring about...


Jun 05, 2019, 09:50 ET Anthony Cappello selected to represent Canada in Para taekwondo at Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games

Cappello is a world championships silver medallist Para taekwondo to make Parapan Am debut in Lima OTTAWA, June 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Anthony Cappello will ...


Jun 05, 2019, 08:30 ET Statistics Canada is a leader in providing real data on women issues in Canada - We are proud to support The Women Deliver 2019 conference

OTTAWA, June 5, 2019 /CNW/ - Power, progress and change are backed by facts. Statistics Canada continues to be the primary data source in many...


Jun 04, 2019, 15:14 ET Government of Canada announces judicial appointment in the province of British Columbia

OTTAWA, June 4, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following...


Jun 04, 2019, 11:10 ET Confronting prejudices and breaking down societal taboos, You Can't Ask That debuts June 20 on AMI-tv

TORONTO, June 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Why are you blind? Do you ever use your disability to skip the line? What's wrong with your face? Can you have sex?...


Jun 03, 2019, 10:51 ET Media Advisory - AccessAbility at the Human Rights Tribunal and the Landlord and Tenant Board

TORONTO, June 3, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario, along with ARCH Disability Law Centre, will host a discussion panel about accessibility at...


May 31, 2019, 13:43 ET Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, announced Budget 2019 investments supporting an inclusive and accessible federal government

OTTAWA, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility,...


May 31, 2019, 12:00 ET Government of Canada funds projects that improve accessibility and inclusion for everyone through Canada's built environment

MONCTON, NB, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, as part of National AccessAbility Week, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility,...


May 31, 2019, 11:08 ET Government of Canada supports survivors of gender-based violence in Québec

MONTRÉAL, May 31, 2019 /CNW/ - Women's organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure,...


May 31, 2019, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Qualtrough to announce how the Government of Canada is improving accessibility for persons with disabilities/

GATINEAU, QC, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, will announce how...


May 30, 2019, 14:48 ET Government of Canada announces funding for projects that improve accessibility for persons with disabilities in Quebec

Ensuring Canadians of all abilities have safer, easier access to our public spaces and workplaces. MONTREAL, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Minister ...


May 30, 2019, 13:20 ET New data available on home care and mental health and addictions

OTTAWA, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians now have more information about home and community care and mental health and addictions services in their...


May 30, 2019, 12:29 ET Government of Canada provides support to film festival fostering culture change and accessibility awareness during National AccessAbility Week

TORONTO, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - Yesterday, Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and...


May 30, 2019, 10:00 ET Media Advisory - Minister Qualtrough to announce how the Government of Canada is improving accessibility for persons with disabilities

GATINEAU, QC, May 30, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, will announce how...


May 30, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Minister Qualtrough will announce how the Government of Canada is improving accessibility for persons with disabilities in Quebec/

GATINEAU, QC, May 29, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, will announce how...


May 29, 2019, 16:35 ET City needs to save transport for the disabled - CUPE

GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB, May 29, 2019 /CNW/ - News that the Disabled Transportation Society (DTS) will be limited to only essential services as early as...