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Disability News for Canada and Canadian Providences Document List

Summary: Our library below features 88 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Canada Disability News category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Canada Disability News RSS feed.

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Wait Times for Canadian Patients Cost Over $2B in Lost Wages Before COVID-19
(Data/Statistical Analysis) Fraser Institute study reveals long waits for medical treatment and surgery cost Canadians almost $2.8 billion in lost wages and productivity in 2020.
Publish Date: 2021/04/14 - Updated: 2023/09/28

Federal Accessibility Legislation in Canada Now Operational
Accessible Canada Act establishes framework to create a barrier-free Canada through proactive identification, removal and prevention of accessibility barriers.
Publish Date: 2019/07/12 - Updated: 2019/07/13

Accessible Canada Act: Canadian Federal Accessibility Legislation
Passed in House of Commons and Senate of Canada the new Accessible Canada Act will transform how Canadian Government addresses disability accessibility across the country.
Publish Date: 2019/06/22 - Updated: 2020/12/03

MS Society of Canada Urges Members of Parliament to Act to Improve #LifeWithMS
(Awareness / Appreciation) Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and members of MS community to launch MS Awareness Month in Ottawa with focus on getting government to take action to improve Life With MS.
Publish Date: 2017/04/30 - Updated: 2023/09/27

The Health Price You Pay for Consuming Sugary Drinks
Research reveals consequences to health and the healthcare system will be devastating if people continue to consume high amounts of sugary drinks.
Publish Date: 2017/02/13

Raising Awareness of the Canadian Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP)
Canadian Governments help people with disabilities plan for the future by raising awareness of the Registered Disability Savings Plan.
Publish Date: 2016/10/16

Greater Access to Copyrighted Print Materials for Canadians With Visual Impairments and Print Disabilities
Canadians who are visually impaired or print-disabled will benefit from a wider availability of books and other copyrighted print materials.
Publish Date: 2016/10/10 - Updated: 2016/11/05

Canadian Government Calls for Proposals to Support Social Inclusion of People with Disability
Government of Canada launches call for proposals to support the social inclusion of Canadians with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2016/09/24 - Updated: 2016/11/05

Canada: Workplace Accessibility and Community Accessibility Funding
Businesses with up to 99 full‑time equivalent employees and community organizations can receive government grant project funding of up to $50,000.
Publish Date: 2016/06/04

Massive Gaps in Accessibility for Canadians with Disabilities
Report reveals Canadians see gaps in accessibility within their own communities and believe Canada should be a leader in removing barriers.
Publish Date: 2015/12/04 - Updated: 2020/12/02

Open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau
Open letter to Prime Minister Trudeau written by Diane Kreuger, National Chair of Independent Living Canada.
Publish Date: 2015/11/12

Accessible Travel Kiosks Will Remove Barriers and Increase Independence
Removing Communication Barriers for Travelers with Disabilities introduces automated self-service travel kiosks for people with disabilities at airports, railway and ferry terminals.
Publish Date: 2014/12/19 - Updated: 2016/06/11

Canadian Access 2 Program - International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Access 2 Program offers Canadians with disabilities free admission and discounts at participating movie theaters and attractions across Canada.
Publish Date: 2014/12/03

Improving Canadian Veterans Access to Mental Health Care
Report examines whether Veterans Affairs Canada provides veterans with identified mental health care needs with timely access to services and benefits.
Publish Date: 2014/11/28

Canadians with Disabilities: New Online Financial Planning Initiative
Future Planning Tool for Persons with Disabilities will provide financial information to Canadians with disabilities, their families and caregivers.
Publish Date: 2014/11/06

Canadians with Disabilities Concerned About Privatizing Mail Delivery
Government of Canada has charged Canada Post with responsibility of delivering mail to Canadians, including people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2014/11/05

Lucky Iron Fish Project Aids Women and Children
$12 million in scale-up projects and seed grants announced as Canada prepares to host world summit on maternal, newborn and child health on May 28-30.
Publish Date: 2014/05/22 - Updated: 2021/12/03

Call for Proposals to Improve Accessibility - Government of Canada
Canadian organizations can apply for project funding that will create or enhance accessibility for people with disabilities in Canada.
Publish Date: 2012/08/23 - Updated: 2014/03/14

Government Proposals to Support People with Disabilities in Canada
Applying for funding for projects that support Government commitments under United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Publish Date: 2012/06/24 - Updated: 2022/03/11

Canadian Veterans Advocacy Urges Government to Accept Court's Ruling on SISIP LTD Claw Back Class Action Law Suit
Canadian Veterans Advocacy encouraging Canadians to write Minister of National Defense regarding accepting ruling on SISIP LTD claw back class action law suit.
Publish Date: 2012/05/02

Increased Awareness of Technologies Used by Canadians with Disability
Employers across Canada to have greater access to information about disability issues and new adaptive technologies for persons with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2011/12/13 - Updated: 2013/06/05

Global Child Health Curriculum
Experts working through Canadian Paediatric Society created series of evidence based educational modules to address foundational learning gap for residents pediatricians and health care institutions.
Publish Date: 2011/11/21

World Vision Urges Canadians to Reach out to Africa's Most Needy
Call to Canadians to donate to humanitarian organizations providing hope to those battling drought disease and despair in the Horn of Africa.
Publish Date: 2011/07/24

Enhancements for Canadian Veterans
The New Veterans Charter represents a more modern effective and compassionate way to help Veterans and CF members injured in the line of duty.
Publish Date: 2011/07/10

Disability Management Training - Morneau Shepell Partners with University of Fredericton
Advanced online training in the fundamentals of Disability Management effective June 15 2011.
Publish Date: 2011/06/28

Brain Canada: Research and Treatment of Brain Disorders
Federal Commitment of $100 million will match private funds to address brain disorder diseases affecting 1 in 3 Canadians.
Publish Date: 2011/06/10 - Updated: 2022/03/11

Disability, Old Age and Social Security Checks in Event of Postal Strike in Canada
In the case of rotating postal strikes in Canada there could be delays in mail service but deliveries will continue.
Publish Date: 2011/06/04 - Updated: 2016/06/13

Canadians Traveling to Europe Now Require Proof of Health Insurance
Canadians traveling to Europe urged to carry proof of supplemental health insurance as various governments now require visitors to have adequate medical coverage.
Publish Date: 2011/05/10 - Updated: 2016/06/13

Government Supports Canadian National Institute for the Blind's Library
Canadians who are blind or partially sighted will continue to have access to a unique library as a result of support from the Government of Canada.
Publish Date: 2011/02/24

Removing Barriers for People with Disability - Government of Canada
Funding to improve the accessibility of conferences and key events for people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2011/02/22 - Updated: 2014/03/14

Nortel Workers with Disability Seek Relief Fund
Hundreds of former Nortel workers on disability are asking the Canadian federal and provincial governments to set up relief package.
Publish Date: 2011/02/21 - Updated: 2020/12/09

Phthalates - Reducing Children's Exposure
New regulations will restrict use of six phthalates in toys and child care articles in order to limit exposure to children and infants.
Publish Date: 2011/01/18

Claiming the Canada Disability Tax Credit
Advice for Canadians who may qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.
Publish Date: 2011/01/13

New Safety Requirements for Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets - Canada
Changes to the Hazardous Products Act (HPA) that will make cribs cradles and bassinets safer for infants and young children.
Publish Date: 2010/12/05

Rick Hansen Signs Spinal Cord Injury Registry Agreement
The Rick Hansen Spinal Cord Injury Registry (RHSCIR) was made official today.
Publish Date: 2010/12/02

New Funding for Research to Examine Population Interventions and Their Health Impacts
CIHR recognizes the importance of supporting researchers who evaluate the effectiveness of population interventions aimed at improving the health of Canadians.
Publish Date: 2010/12/01

Test Your Home for Radon to Help Prevent Lung Cancer
It is estimated that about 10 percent of lung cancer deaths are related to long-term exposure to residential radon.
Publish Date: 2010/11/30

Protecting Children from Lead Exposure - Canadian Government
New regulations and amendments to the Hazardous Products Act will restrict amount of lead in consumer products including childrens toys.
Publish Date: 2010/11/29

Support for People with Disabilities - Minister Finley
Government of Canada initiatives that are helping Canadians with disabilities overcome barriers to income security.
Publish Date: 2010/11/02

Accessibility for All Canadians - Government of Canada
Organizations can now apply for funding for projects that will create or enhance accessibility for people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010/10/28

Cadmium in Children's Jewellery Hazard
Government of Canada calls on industry to voluntarily stop the use of cadmium in childrens jewelery.
Publish Date: 2010/10/19 - Updated: 2020/12/09

Helping Canadians with Disabilities Maximize Potential and Independence - Government of Canada
Government of Canada initiatives that are helping Canadians with disabilities get into the workforce.
Publish Date: 2010/10/18

Government of Canada Supports Microbiome Research
Strategic investment will lead to new treatments and effective health care programs for Canadians.
Publish Date: 2010/10/16

Government of Canada Supports Youth With Tourette Syndrome
Help and support for youth with Tourette Syndrome making the transition from school to work in Canada.
Publish Date: 2010/10/01 - Updated: 2021/12/21

UBC Press Becomes First Canadian Publisher to Partner with Bookshare
The University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press) has entered into an agreement with Bookshare granting world rights to its collection.
Publish Date: 2010/09/29

Government of Canada Supports Children and Families in Minority Francophone Communities
Helping families and children in minority francophone communities across Canada by helping organizations work together on health and early childhood issues.
Publish Date: 2010/09/27

Future Shop Awards Canadian Schools with $250,000 State-of-the-art Technology
Access to latest technology becomes a reality for high schools across Canada as Future Shop opens doors to 5 new Future Generation Tech Lab classrooms.
Publish Date: 2010/09/14

Securing a Financial Future for Canadians with Lifetime Disability
Financial solution to help over 1.5 million Canadians with lifetime disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010/09/14

Mental Health Leave - Costly Disability to Canadian Employers
Mental illness is associated with more lost work days than any other chronic condition.
Publish Date: 2010/09/10

Short Screenplay Festival Founder Cormican Jumps for Easter Seals Charity
Canadian Short Screenplay Competition founder David Cormican issues challenge as part of Easter Seals 2010 Drop Zone challenge.
Publish Date: 2010/08/09

Government of Canada Supports Accessibility for All Canadians
Canadian grants for projects that will improve accessibility for people with disabilities and enable them to participate fully in their communities.
Publish Date: 2010/07/28 - Updated: 2013/11/25

Harper Government Makes Direct Attack on Canada's Disabled
Cancellation of PALS 2011 from Statistics Canada will set back the process of providing human rights to 4 million Canadians with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010/07/27

IndigenACTION Aimed at Supporting Healthy Lifestyles, Fitness and Sport
Assembly of First Nations launch initiative to support and enhance opportunities for Indigenous peoples and communities through active lifestyles sport and fitness.
Publish Date: 2010/07/18

New National Seniors Day Canada
National Seniors Day would be celebrated every year on October 1 in Canada coinciding with International Day of Older Persons.
Publish Date: 2010/06/20

Deadly Compassion - Council of Canadians with Disabilities
People with disabilities are not strangers to the fact that non-disabled people cannot imagine life with a disability.
Publish Date: 2010/06/16

Canadian Centers Awarded Stroke Distinction
The Canadian Stroke Network is a national research network headquartered at the University of Ottawa.
Publish Date: 2010/06/08

Gov. of Canada Urges Pregnant Mothers to Quit Smoking
Health Canada providing Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami with $350,000 to help expectant moms and new mothers make healthy living choices.
Publish Date: 2010/05/31

Class Action Filed In Detroit Against Sun Life of Canada Over Disability Insurance
Lawsuit seeks class action status for persons covered under short and long-term disability contracts issued by Sun Life after June 1, 2007 which contained so-called discretionary proof clauses and had their claims denied by Sun Life.
Publish Date: 2010/05/27

New Horizons for Seniors Program - Canada Seniors News
New Horizons for Seniors Program helps non-profit organizations upgrade facilities or equipment required for seniors programs and activities.
Publish Date: 2010/05/17

Ninth National Child Benefit Progress Report - Canada News
Ministers Responsible for Social Services Release the Ninth National Child Benefit Progress Report.
Publish Date: 2010/05/17

Dr. Paul Lasko Appointed Scientific Director of Cihr's Institute of Genetics
Appointment of Dr. Paul Lasko as Scientific Director of CIHRs Institute of Genetics.
Publish Date: 2010/05/10 - Updated: 2010/07/08

Canada Joins International Network Providing Free Access to Health Research
PubMed Central Canada puts latest Canadian health research at fingertips of researchers.
Publish Date: 2010/04/28 - Updated: 2010/07/11

Cross-Canada Food Drive
2010 Nationwide Food Drive against hunger in Canada from June 1st - 11th - 2010.
Publish Date: 2010/04/28

Government of Canada Helps Remove Barriers for People With Disabilities
The Government of Canada is committed to providing all Canadians with opportunities to reach their potential.
Publish Date: 2010/04/26

Abilities of Canadians with Disabilities at Vancouver Paralympics
ALACD provides schools and communities across Canada with a better understanding of the needs of people with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010/03/21

Taking Action for Canadians With Disabilities - Government of Canada
Funding for projects that highlight contributions people with disabilities make to Canada and communities.
Publish Date: 2010/03/21

Nut Free Zone Ruling for Air Canada
Canadian Transportation Agency has ruled that Air Canada must provide a buffer zone on flights for people with nut allergies.
Publish Date: 2010/01/08 - Updated: 2010/06/25

International Day of Persons With Disabilities - Minister Finley
Independent Living Canada hosted annual event for United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Publish Date: 2009/12/03 - Updated: 2013/08/01

Keeping Children Safe: Rethinking Design
Injury is the leading cause of death for children over the age of 1 in industrialized countries.
Publish Date: 2009/10/05

$26.5 Million Raised for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure raised $26.5 million.
Publish Date: 2009/10/04 - Updated: 2010/10/03

Bill C-384 and Persons with Disabilities
Bill C-384 would legalize euthanasia and assisted suicide representing a threat to persons with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2009/10/01

Canadians Rate Doctors and Pharmacists Highest
Canadians rate physicians and pharmacists highest among 18 professions for honesty and ethics.
Publish Date: 2009/09/22

Terry Fox Honored by Government of Canada
Terry Fox captivated Canadians gave a new meaning to personal courage and revolutionized fundraising.
Publish Date: 2009/09/14

Disabled Artists Support Themselves Despite Tough Economic Conditions
Mouth and Foot painting Artists of Canada (MFPA) have been fortunate to be able to work within an organization that provides them with independence.
Publish Date: 2009/09/01

Ratification of United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Canadians to provide their views on the ratification and implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Publish Date: 2009/06/25 - Updated: 2009/07/07

Brain Train Ride Across Canada Kicks off Brain Injury Awareness Month
Campaign to raise awareness of those living with ABI and of Canadas need for a National Injury Prevention Strategy as a way to reduce brain injuries.
Publish Date: 2009/06/03 - Updated: 2015/03/18

Increased Anxiety in the Canadian Workplace
Workers in Canada feel they have lost control of their lives as the economic recession grinds on.
Publish Date: 2009/05/04

Stroke Recovery Canada Program of March of Dimes
Stroke Recovery Canada program of March of Dimes Canada helps stroke survivors across the country to more easily re-engage in their communities.
Publish Date: 2009/04/29

Healthy Schools Awareness Events
Events to build awareness of the importance of Healthy Indoor Environments in schools.
Publish Date: 2009/04/22

Red Cross Workers in St. Thomas will Strike Today
Red Cross workers from St. Thomas who provide home care services will strike action today in St. Thomas Canada.
Publish Date: 2009/04/16

When Money gets Tight Prescriptions Don't get Filled
New study points to connection between out of pocket expenses for people with physical illnesses and depression affecting access to antidepressant treatment.
Publish Date: 2009/04/08

24 Years Ago Rick Hansen Man in Motion World Tour Began
Hansen changed perceptions about people with a disability and set the course for improving lives of people with spinal cord injury and the search for a cure.
Publish Date: 2009/03/21 - Updated: 2015/03/18

KIA Offers Customers Certainty in Uncertain Times
The KIA Integrity Advantage Program allows customers to return financed or leased vehicles within first year of ownership in event of unforeseen life circumstances.
Publish Date: 2009/03/18

Stun Guns May Cause Seizures
Report shows that a taser shot to the head may result in brain-specific complications.
Publish Date: 2009/03/17

Canada's First Occupational Cancer Research Center Launched
Canadas first occupational cancer research center dedicated solely to research in occupational cancers officially launched.
Publish Date: 2009/03/06

Vaccination Associated with Decreased Canadian Cases of Meningitis Strain
Universal childhood vaccination against meningococcal C appears to reduce Canadian incidence of the most deadly strain of bacterial meningitis.
Publish Date: 2009/03/03 - Updated: 2009/04/18

Canada Opens Door to Learning Disorder Drug
Canadian scientists have connected crucial brain protein with power to learn creating possibility that learning disabilities could be corrected with a drug.
Publish Date: 2009/02/24

Government of Canada Calls for Proposals That Remove Barriers for People With Disabilities
Canadian Government calls for proposals focusing on projects that will improve services or accessibility for people with disabilities to fully participate in society.
Publish Date: 2009/02/24 - Updated: 2010/06/25

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