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Toronto PreSchool for Kids With Disabilities Can’t Accommodate Staff Who Use Wheelchairs

Laurie Monsebraaten
The Toronto Star May 21, 2019

As a wheelchair user with cerebral palsy, Ashleigh Judge has faced barriers all her life. But the Toronto early childhood educator didn’t expect to be turned down for a job in a preschool that serves children with disabilities because the building is inaccessible.

“It’s not the first time I have faced this problem,” said Judge, 33.


Why Ontarians With Developmental Disabilities Still Face Employment Barriers

An employment rate below 25 per cent. An average income below the poverty line. Getting a good job can be tough for people with developmental disabilities. But for workers like Julie Timmermans, full economic citizenship is about more than just money. By Kevin Spurgaitis – Published on April 2, 2019


NTEC Awards Business Champions Who Strive for Inclusivity, Accessibility

Hiring the disabled is not only the right choice ethically speaking its the smart choice, says Mike Bradley, long-time Mayor of Sarnia-Lambton
by Cathy Pelletier


Breakfast Message: People With Disabilities Don’t Need Lip Service, They Want Opportunities

by: Heidi Ulrichsen
Nov. 30, 2018

The executive director of Independent Living Sudbury Manitoulin has a message for business owners: please hire more people with disabilities.

What I’d like to say is give that person with a disability an opportunity, said Rob DiMeglio, speaking to Sudbury.com at the 10th annual Persons with Disabilities Breakfast Nov. 30.


There’s a Business Case for Accessibility Legislation

Marie Bountrogianni
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published September 7, 2018

Dean, G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, Toronto

First and foremost, national accessibility legislation is an act of human rights and inclusion. Nobody wants to live in isolation or feel forgotten by society. Through my research on employment trends, I found that a large majority of people with disabilities have a strong desire to work and pay taxes. Unfortunately, these individuals still make up a disproportionate number of people working in jobs below their skill level, a trend called mal-employment.