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  • Call for Presentations and Information/Vendor Booths - Accessible-AT 2014, Saskatoon
    Disability Services for Students at the University of Saskatchewan is pleased to announce an exciting new conference! Accessible-AT 2014 October 27-28 University of Saskatchewan, Convocation Hall, Peter MacKinnon Building, 105 Administration Place, City of Saskatoon. This conference is open to everyone at no cost. Presentations will...
  • Nominations Open for Board of Directors, Students For Barrier-Free Access - University of Toronto
    Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA) at the University of Toronto has announced that it is now receiving nominations for the 2014-2015 SBA Board Positions. Thinking about Joining SBA’s Board of Directors? SBA is a student run levy organization that advocates for access and the rights of students with disabilities at U of T through the...
  • Conference sessions posted 6th Annual Accessibility Conference - University of Guelph, May 27 - 28!
    Conference sessions are now posted for the 6th Annual Accessibility Conference, which takes place at the University of Guelph from May 27th to May 28th. Join colleagues and attendees from across Canada for engaging, inspiring and action-oriented sessions on document, media, teaching, web and workplace accessibility. Visit the website...
  • Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) May 15th!
    On May 15, we invite you to participate in Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The purpose of the day is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities. The target audience of GAAD is the design, development, usability, and related...
  • NEADS Accepting Applications for National Student Awards and Holly Bartlett Memorial Award: Deadline April 15, 2014
    (Ottawa, February 10, 2014) The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is now accepting applications for the NEADS National Student Awards Program and the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award. These awards are offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities enrolled in...
  • 2014 CNIB National Braille Conference - BRAILLE + Call for Proposals
    The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) will be holding its 2014 National Conference "Braille +" in Toronto in October. Date: October 30th and 31st, 2014 Location: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto, 475 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7 Toronto, Ontario Call for Papers CNIB invites session proposals for its fall...
  • Jim Flaherty Champion of Canadians With Disabilities Dies
    Media Release -  April 10, 2014 - For Immediate Release: The disability community in Canada has lost a true champion with the death of the Honourable Jim Flaherty.  The Council of Canadians With Disabilities (CCD) extends our condolences to his family.  As one of Canada’s longest serving Ministers of Finance, Jim Flaherty...
  • Call for Proposals: Universal Design in Post-Secondary Teaching - Reality or Utopia?
    The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is now seeking proposals for “Universal Design in Post-Secondary Teaching:  Reality or Utopia?”— A Symposium for Educators. This event will be held on November 9-10, 2014 on the UNB campus in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Proposal submission details can found at...
  • Canada Revenue Agency's Tweet chat with students
    Mark your calendars! Join us for the Canada Revenue Agency’s first-ever tweet chat with students. Come chat with us about what’s in it for you – benefits, credits, online filing, and so much more. When: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Time: 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time Where: Follow and use #StudentsAskCRA on Twitter to...
  • Guide for Students With Disabilities in Transition to College and University in Ontario
    A new online Resource Guide for Students With Disabilities: Transition to Post-Secondary Education is now available! This guide has been created by the Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC) and was funded by the Ontario Government. RARC provides accurate and comprehensive assessments and follow-up services to post-secondary students...
  • A Blueprint for Action to Achieve Equitable Access to Employment Opportunities for Persons With Disabilities in Nova Scotia
    Halifax, March 31, 2014 - For Immediate Release - The Persons with Disabilities Employability Table has completed its final report: “A Blueprint for Action To Achieve Equitable Access to Employment Opportunities For Persons with Disabilities in Nova Scotia”. You can read or download a copy of the report in Microsoft Word Format...
  • Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students With Disabilities - 2014
    1- OBJECTIVE: Each year the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) offers the Mattinson Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities to encourage Canadian students with permanent disabilities to pursue university studies with the ultimate objective of obtaining a first undergraduate degree. The deadline in 2014 for...
  • Scholarships from the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians
    The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) is a grassroots organization which, through education, empowerment, and advocacy, works to improve the lives of blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians. Each year, the AEBC offers scholarships to recognize outstanding blind, deaf-blind, and partially sighted post-secondary school...
  • Ontario Justice Education Network bursaries for grade 12 students
    Pursuing Careers in the Justice Sector www.ojen.ca Funding for Students! Bursaries are available to grade 12 students in Ontario, pursuing post-secondary studies related to the many careers in the justice system at an Ontario University or College. Bursaries are offered by the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN/OREJ) in each...
  • Making tax time accessible to all Canadians
    Canadians with disabilities and those who live with them know that, over a lifetime, the costs of overcoming barriers can really add up. That’s why the Canada Revenue Agency offers credits and benefits for Canadians with disabilities to help offset these costs—from childhood through the school years to the workforce to...
  • Donate now to support NEADS National Scholarship programs for students with disabilities!
    (Ottawa, March 13, 2014) The NEADS National Student Awards Program ($3,000 award) and the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award ($1,000 award) recognize outstanding Canadian college and university students with disabilities for their academic and community achievements, and their potential to succeed in their chosen career. The programs have...
  • Students for Barrier-Free Access scholarships for University of Toronto disabled students
    STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINES To support the work of disabled students at the University of Toronto, Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA)  has created the SBA Student Scholarship. This scholarship will provide both undergraduate and graduate disabled students with some financial assistance to pursue their goals. This...
  • Joubin/Selig Scholarship 2014
    Deadline: Applications must be received by 5pm, May 5th, 2014. Award announcements will take place in August 2014. Purpose of Scholarship: The Joubin/Selig Fund has established a Scholarship Award at the Toronto Community Foundation to provide financial assistance to post-secondary students in Ontario, with permanent physical (mobility)...
  • Employ-Ability comes to First College in Kelowna
    Employ-Ability is the first program of its kind in the Kelowna area. Offered in partnership with Neil Squire Society, the Employ-Ability program at First College is a 12-week, no-cost program offering career development, life skills, and computer training to persons with physical disabilities. The program is delivered through blended learning...
  • Access-Ability Program in Atlantic Canada through St. Mary's University
    The Sobey School Business Development Centre (SSBDC) at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia is currently coordinating a program called Access-Ability: Employment Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities. The overall objective of Access-Ability is to give persons with disabilities the opportunity to apply their skills in a work...
  • Donate now to support NEADS National Scholarship programs for students with disabilities
    (Ottawa, March 13, 2014) The NEADS National Student Awards Program ($3,000 award) and the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award ($1,000 award) recognize outstanding Canadian college and university students with disabilities for their academic and community achievements, and their potential to succeed in their chosen career. The programs have awarded...
  • Making College Affordable: A Guide for American Students With Disabilities now available online
    Affordable Colleges Online, an American organization dedicated to providing free higher education tools and information for current and future college students and their families, has recently published a new resource for students with disabilities in the United States, titled “Making College Affordable: A Guide for Students with...
  • Accessible Content E-Portal for Ontario university students with print disabilities
    The Accessible Content E-Portal or ACE is a growing repository of accessible format texts available to users with print disabilities at participating Ontario Council of University libraries (OCUL) institutions. Aimed at making Ontario’s university library collections more accessible, the repository has over 1,250 texts in five...
  • Northern College Hosts Real Talk in Support of Student Mental Health
    Friday, 21 February 2014 TIMMINS, ON: Northern College is hosting Real Talk, a conference focused on student mental health and wellness. The conference has been organized by Bridging the Distance, a consortium formed by Cambrian College, Canadore College, Confederation College and Northern College with a focus on student mental health...
  • Bookshare now available through the CNIB Library
    Canadian students with a print disability can now sign up for a free one-year subscription to Bookshare, an accessible online library! Bookshare provides access to over 120,000 titles, including: -   Titles from academic presses such as the University of British Columbia, Ottawa University and Cambridge University -  ...
  • Washington Metro Disabled Students Collective
    We seek to unite disabled students/students with disabilities throughout the Washington Metro area (including Maryland and Northern Virginia) to collaborate in organizing for disability access, equality, and inclusion on our campuses. If you are a student at any level (undergrad, graduate, law, medical, etc.) at any college or university in...
  • Conservative Plan for 2014 Takes Action on Employment for Persons with Disabilities
    For immediate release - February 14, 2014 - With Action Plan 2014, the Conservative Government continued to address the employment barriers of people with disabilities, particularly people with developmental disabilities – a long overlooked pool of potential workers.  Significant is the fact that the Conservative Government will be...
  • Funding increase will help more Ontarians with disabilities live independently
    News Release January 24, 2014 - The Ontario government is expanding the innovative Direct Funding Program to help more people with disabilities live independently in their homes. The province is increasing its funding to the Direct Funding Program, which enables adults living with disabilities to manage their care based on their...
  • 6th Annual Accessibility Conference, University of Guelph - May 27-28, 2014 - Call for Presentations
    The University of Guelph will be hosting the 6th Annual Accessibility Conference from May 27 - May 28, 2014. Conference organizers are now accepting submissions for presentations. Working with others is the best strategy to accomplish a common goal and the field of accessibility is no exception. Submit your presentation proposal that...
  • CACUSS 2014 - Navigating Change conference in Halifax
    The Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS) will be holding its annual conference this June in Halifax, Nova Scotia. CACUSS 2014, Navigating Change, is scheduled Sunday, June 8th (pre-conference workshops on campus at Saint Mary's University) to Wednesday, June 11th. Sessions will be held at the World Trade...
  • Prime Minister announces new scholarships to honour Nelson Mandela
    Pretoria, South Africa - 11 December 2013 - In honour of Nelson Mandela, Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced support for several new scholarships that will allow gifted Canadian students as well as early career public sector professionals from Africa to pursue further studies in Canada. “Nelson...
  • Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity: Call for Proposals
    The Pacific Rim international Conference on Disability and Diversity is a welcoming place that celebrates the human experience in the context of disability and diversity. The two-day conference is where innovation and research meet social action. New ideas percolate. Friendships blossom. Change occurs. Join 1200 of your friends and...
  • Donate now to support NEADS National Scholarship programs for students with disabilities!
    (Ottawa, February 12, 2014) The NEADS National Student Awards Program ($3,000 award) and the Holly Bartlett Memorial Award ($1,000 award) recognize outstanding Canadian college and university students with disabilities for their academic and community achievements, and their potential to succeed in their chosen career. The programs have...
  • Donate now to help NEADS Continue Its Work on Behalf of Post-Secondary Students and Graduates with Disabilities
    The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is a registered charity that was established in 1986. Our mandate is to support full access to and participation in post-secondary education and the workforce for college and university students and graduates with disabilities in Canada...
  • Donate now to help NEADS Continue Its Work on Behalf of Post-Secondary Students and Graduates with Disabilities
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