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Dundas Service Ontario Office Encouraged to Improve Accessibility

Local pressure appears to have resulted in temporary fix
News Feb 23, 2018 by Craig Campbell
Dundas Star News

Ontario’s Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has been encouraging the private operator of Dundas’ Service Ontario office at 17 King St. E. to improve accessibility, and local pressure appears to have resulted in at least a temporary fix.

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.

City to Expand Service Area for Handy-Transit

By Len Gillis
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Handy-Transit service in Timmins will be provided to a wider area of Timmins, but also at a higher cost. In view of the fact that taxi companies in the city have not provided any accessible taxicabs, the city has decided to offer a pay-as-you-go Handy-Transit service to remote and rural areas of the city, with fares running as high as $30.

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

Children’s Book Series Aims to Encourage Inclusion of People With Disabilities

The Canadian Press
Published on: February 19, 2018

TORONTO Ontario’s provincial government has published a series of children’s books aimed at encouraging inclusion and acceptance of people with disabilities.

Books with titles such as “I’m Smart in My Own Way” are meant to teach children the benefits of understanding diverse and varied experiences.

The initiative is related to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act(AODA).


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