Disability News: Newfoundland & Labrador Canada


Disability news articles stories including recent medical and health updates from the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador Canada.

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Information regarding the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, including facts and statistics, news, and information of interest for persons with disabilities residing in or visiting the province.

Newfoundland and Labrador Disability Resources:

Newfoundland and Labrador Health and Community Services

The Department of Health and Community Services provides a leadership role in health and community services programs and policy development for the province - http://www.health.gov.nl.ca/health/

Newfoundland and Labrador Housing

By 2011, to address changing housing needs, Newfoundland Labrador Housing (Housing) will have improved housing conditions for low and moderate income households in Newfoundland and Labrador - http://www.nlhc.nf.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission

In the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Human Rights Code sets out rules that ensure the protection of individuals from discrimination and harassment - http://www.justice.gov.nl.ca/hrc/

Office of the Citizen's Representative, Newfoundland and Labrador

As a non-partisan Officer of the House of Assembly my mandate is to receive complaints from citizens who feel they have been treated unfairly with respect to their contact with provincial government departments, agencies and corporations - http://www.citizensrep.nl.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador Disability Employment Programs and Services

The Office of Employment Equity for Persons with Disabilities has as it's mandate to increase the representation of persons with disabilities employed in the public service - http://www.exec.gov.nl.ca/exec/pss/disability_supports/

Newfoundland and Labrador Hunters/Anglers with a Disability

The Disabled Hunter/Angler Program is designed to accommodate persons who have a permanent mobility disability of the lower limbs, or who are permanently, legally blind and wish to enter the big game license draw process - http://www.env.gov.nl.ca/env/wildlife/hunting/disabilities.html

Newfoundland and Labrador Physical Disability Education

Provides educational information regarding physical disabilities - http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/studentsupportservices/physical.html

Newfoundland and Labrador Learning Disabilities Education

Provides educational information regarding learning disabilities - http://www.ed.gov.nl.ca/edu/k12/studentsupportservices/learning.html

Statistics: Newfoundland & Labrador Disability

Disability Statistics Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Life expectancy among women in Newfoundland and Labrador between 2005 and 2007 was 81 years, while for men it was 76 years.
  • In 2008, men and women in the province lost 9.8 days of work due to illness or disability.
  • The year 2009 found 178,715 males in Newfoundland and Labrador with a regular doctor, while 208,480 females did. The same year also found 35,210 males experiencing a form of arthritis in the province, and 59,974 women experiencing the disability.

Latest Newfoundland Labrador Publications

New Canadian government program will put more money in the pockets of middle class families to save, invest, and grow the Canadian economy.

Government of Canada helping 70 youth and Canadians with disabilities develop skills and experience needed to find jobs.

Researchers discover genetic cause of hereditary spastic ataxia (HSA) a rare disease reported only in patients originating from Newfoundland.

Exempting federal Working Income Tax Benefit and Registered Disability Saving Plan from calculation of Income Support benefits.

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