Disability

April 20, 2007
Manitoba has announced a four year program called "Rewarding Work" for welfare recipients. Read more in the CBC article, "Manitoba initiatives aim to break down 'welfare wall'" and in the Manitoba...
Keywords: Article , Disability, News, Welfare, Manitoba
April 11, 2007
The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities has produced a paper entitled Who Benefits? How disability benefits are failing British Columbians (45 pages, in PDF) and a Summary (10 pages, in PDF)....
Keywords: Article , Disability, News, British Columbia
April 11, 2007
Information and Analysis on the PEI Budget: 2007 PEI Budget Address Highlights of the PEI Provincial Budget (in PDF) CBC article - "Disability advocate fears increase not enough" CBC article - "...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Government Policy, News, Prince Edward Island
March 26, 2007
The Community Advocates Network in Halifax has put together a mini manual for people navigating the income assistance program called Social Assistance and You (in PDF). You can download chapters of...
Keywords: Article , Applying For..., Disability, Welfare, Nova Scotia
March 26, 2007
http://www.peicod.pe.ca - PEI Council of People with Disabilities speaks out on issues such as housing, education, employment, transportation, human rights and access to support services, for people...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Prince Edward Island
February 18, 2007
Over seven years ago, two Sudbury men, were denied disability benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program Act (ODSPA). Each man filed an appeal to determine whether in fact he met the...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Legal Research, News, Ontario
February 18, 2007
Ottawa's transit committee is recommending the city continue a program that gives transit users with disabilities a discounted bus pass. The committee is also recommending that there be no universal...
Keywords: Article , Disability, News, Ontario
January 7, 2007
The BC Association of Social Workers has called on the BC Government to respect a court ruling on youth with disabilities. The Appeal Court decision means that cutting off services to youth at age 19...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Disability, News, British Columbia
January 7, 2007
A little over a year ago the Ontario McGuinty Government cut the Special Diet Policy under which huge numbers of people on welfare were able to obtain a little more money for food each month....
Keywords: Article , Disability, Foodbanks and Food, News, Welfare, Ontario
December 13, 2006
The United Nations has adopted the first Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The convention strives to end discrimination based on ability and includes any type of disbility from...
Keywords: Article , Disability, Human Rights, News, International
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