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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 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.

Harsher Penalties to Stop Workplace Discrimination, Boost Accommodation

by Stuart Rudner
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Human rights legislation across the country prohibits discrimination on the basis of various protected grounds. Accessibility legislation such as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in Ontario seeks to remove barriers to employment for people who have disabilities.

Widespread Economic Benefits To Be Gained From Making Workplaces More Accessible For People With Disabilities

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Conference Board of Canada

OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2018 /CNW

Making work spaces and facilities more accessible would allow people with physical disabilities to participate more fully in the workforce, lifting overall economic activity by $16.8 billion by 2030, according to a new report by The Conference Board of Canada.

Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Injured Workers’ Rights on the Job

Decision sets a higher standard for lengths employers must go to find a suitable role for injured employees after a workplace accident.

“The fact is many workers who have permanent impairments are not returning to work,” says Karl Crevar, who has been an advocate for injured workers since his workplace accident in 1987. By Sara Mojtehedzadeh
Toronto Star, Feb. 18, 2018