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  • Carleton University Accessible Experiential Learning Project (CUAEL)
    Employers! Carleton University has a new experiential learning project recently funded by the Government of Ontario’s Career Ready Fund called the Carleton University Accessible Experiential Learning (CUAEL) project. The CUAEL project supports eligible students with disabilities to work on or off-campus in subsidized employment...
  • DisabilityAwards.ca Update and Call for Submissions
    To whom it may concern,My name is Sarah Szumlanski, I am the Summer Research Officer for the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), working to update and migrate NEADS’ disability awards database (disabilityawards.ca) to a new WordPress platform. The database provides information about scholarships, bursaries...
  • the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada
    Good Morning/Afternoon,As Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, I was mandated by the Prime Minister to develop and introduce accessibility legislation.I am pleased to inform you that on June 20 the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-81in Parliament, the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada. The goal of...
  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 2018-19 - Canadian Centre for Disability Studies
    The Canadian Centre for Disability Studies (CCDS) is seeking individuals from across Canada, with a broad range of backgrounds and social locations, who are interested in serving on our Board of Directors. CCDS’ governs in a Policy Board model. The primary functions of the Board are: strategic planning, financial monitoring, and...
  • Easy Start Transition Program at Humber College on August 22nd
    The Easy Start Transition Program for students with disabilities aims to provide new students with resources and information to assist in transitioning to post-secondary studies at Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber.The program includes interactive opportunities to explore Humber and Guelph-Humber's services and learn about...
  • Accessibility and Universal Design in Career Transitions Programming and Services
    April 18, 2018  -Learning within the co-curricular environment, including student learning in the context of career transitions, is increasingly recognized as a crucial component of the post-secondary student experience. However, for students with disabilities, the potential for significant barriers exists. For instance, disability...
  • Communities of Care; Button/Magnet Making Social July 11, 2018 at University of Toronto
    Join Students for Barrier-free Access, University of Toronto and RyeACCESS, Ryerson University for a low-key afternoon of snacks, conversation, and community care. We will be providing supplies for folks to make and decorate buttons and magnets. Come by and make buttons and magnets for yourself and/or for someone you love. This is a drop-in...
  • University of Toronto approves criticized student leave of absence policy
    Alanna Rizza -TORONTO  - The Canadian Press -Published June 27, 2018 Updated June 27, 2018 -The University of Toronto has decided to implement a policy that could place students with mental health issues on a mandatory leave of absence if the school deems it necessary.The policy, which drew criticism from student groups and the Ontario...
  • Gearing Up for Workplace Mental Health - A Conference of Trucking HR Canada
    Tuesday, October 30, 2018 -9:00 am to 1:00 pm -Venue: Center for Health and Safety InnovationTrucking HR Canada will host its first symposium on mental health in the workplace, October 30th in Mississauga.  The event is open to all trucking and logistics employers interested in learning about best practices and receiving practical tools on...
  • Government of Canada announces $2.8 million for Trucking Human Resources Canada to help workers and employers in a changing economy
    Posted on June 14, 2018 - 13:40  -June 14, 2018  -   Gatineau, Quebec -  Employment and Social Development Canada -E-commerce, modernized supply chains and innovative logistics processes are creating new opportunities in the trucking and logistics industry. We know it takes knowledge and information for workers...
  • Research Assistant IV – Faculty of Education, Brandon University
    Applications are to be received by: The position will remain open until filled.Classification: Research Assistant IVEmployee Group: PSACWage: $21.59/hrDepartment: Faculty of EducationStart Date: ImmediatelyDate Issued: June 25, 2018Hours of Work: To Be ArrangedLength of Appointment: Total Hours: 130Duties:This is a distance education...
  • CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - Rebel Mountain Press "Disabled Voices Anthology"
    Rebel Mountain Press is now accepting writing and artwork from disabled and disabled-identifying creators for their forthcoming Disabled Voices anthology. The anthology will be by the disabled community, for the disabled community. Submissions should capture life as a disabled person: from the bad and ugly to the good and victorious, and...
  • Disabled Students as Knowledge Generators Survey
    Dear potential participants,Aspen Lillywhite an undergraduate research student of mine and myself are investigating the topic of disabled students as knowledge producers through our Canadian Institute of Health Research grant we obtained as part of a Canadian European Community collaboration with my colleagues coming from Germany and Austria.We...
  • Annual General Meeting of Students For Barrier-Free Access, University of Toronto - Thursday, June 28
    Students for Barrier-free Access is a disabled and mad student led non-profit organization that advocates for the removal of barriers to access post-secondary education.Join us on Thursday June 28, for our Annual General Meeting. Come meet our outgoing board of directors, participate in the election of our new board of directors, learn about...
  • Join Students Against University of Toronto's Mandated Leave of Absence Policy
    The University of Toronto is implementing a Mandated Leave of Absence Policy. This policy gives university ​administration the power to forcibly remove students who have mental health issues from campus and all its services. Students unions across Canada recognize the dangerous implications of this policy, especially to those most...
  • Accessibility Legislation a Way for Canada to Realize Its International Human Rights Commitments
    Today Canada’s disability community welcomes the tabling of the federal accessibility legislation, by Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan. A key election promise in the 2015 election, Canadians with disabilities, nation-wide, have been deeply engaged in discussion about the new law for the past 18...
  • Minister Duncan introduces the proposed Accessible Canada Act
    From: Employment and Social Development CanadaNews release -Most significant progress for people with disabilities in over 30 yearsJune 20, 2018   -   Gatineau, Quebec -   Employment and Social Development CanadaToday, following the most inclusive and accessible consultation with Canadians with disabilities and with the...
  • “An Act to ensure a barrier-free Canada” placed on the House of Commons Notice Paper
    Good afternoon,As you know, as Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, I was mandated by the Prime Minister to develop and introduce accessibility legislation. As part of this commitment, the Government of Canada held a nationwide consultation, which brought together over 6,000 people and over 90 community organizations, to learn about...
  • CBC PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES PLACEMENTS
    CBC has launched a twelve-week paid placement program for persons with disabilities.The goal of the program is to help launch meaningful careers for those facing barriers to employment by offering networking and development opportunities as well as on-the-job training.The program runs from Sept. 10, 2018, to Nov. 30, 2018, in Toronto. Over the...
  • Invitation to participate in a study about experiences of post-secondary students with disabilities in Canada
    Dear Student:You are invited to participate in a survey about the experiences of students with disabilities in post-secondary education in Canada. Specifically, this study will explore two areas of focus:1. What is the current landscape of accessibility, services, accommodations, technical equipment and supports for students with disabilities...
  • Students For Barrier-Free Access - University of Toronto accepting nominations for its board of directors
    Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA), University of Toronto, Board of Directors is now taking nominations for new board members. Completed nomination forms are due June 8, 2018.ABOUT THE SBA BOARD -The SBA board of directors is a formal, policy setting and decision-making group whose purpose is to fulfill the mandate of SBA while ensuring the...
  • Alan Bridgeman speaks to Barrier-Free Manitoba's Broken Promise Campaign
    Barrier-Free Manitoba - June 2 at 8:03am ·Alan Bridgeman invites you to support Barrier-Free Manitoba's (BFM)  Broken Promise campaign in this short video. Alan, a computer science student at the University of Manitoba and member of the Provincial Council of the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities, has supported BFM's...
  • Youth leaders invited to help build a more accessible Canada
    From: Employment and Social Development CanadaNews release  -May 30, 2018   -   Gatineau, Quebec   -   Employment and Social Development Canada -Canada’s second annual National AccessAbility Week provides a great opportunity to appreciate all the efforts being made to remove accessibility...
  • Participants needed - Focus Group for Jobseekers, Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN), June 6, 2018
    JUNE 6, 2018 -PARTICIPANTS NEEDED! FOCUS GROUP FOR JOBSEEKERS - Are you a person with a disability facing barriers to employment? If so, we want to hear from you! The Employment Accessibility Resource Network (EARN) is hosting a Focus Group to conduct a study on barriers faced by jobseekers with a disability. The focus group will be followed by...
  • New project focused on empowering trucking and logistics employers in addressing mental health in the workplace
    OTTAWA, ON (March 19, 2018) – Trucking HR Canada, with support from the Ontario provincial government, today announced a new project focused on mental health in the trucking and logistics industry.Spanning two years, the new initiative will work to increase understanding among trucking and logistics employers on the importance of...
  • Application Call for 2018-19 COD-NL Scholarship Program!
    The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities – Newfoundland and Labrador (COD-NL), in partnership with Husky Energy, is pleased to provide two (2) scholarships to high school students who self-identify as living with a disability and who are entering post-secondary studies in September 2018. All eligible high students who self-identify as...
  • Exciting Additions and Changes to the team at NEADS!
    (Ottawa, May 14, 2018) - The National Educational Association of Disabled Students’ (NEADS) team has seen some exciting changes recently which will position us to move forward with our agenda in the next year. Roxana Jahani Aval has been appointed to the position of Acting Chair of the NEADS Executive Directors, adding to her duties as...
  • Spinal Cord Injury British Columbia Bursary Opportunities - over $250,000 available
    The GRAGOPEAN Scholarship Fund - Are you a post-secondary student with a spinal cord injury living and studying in British Columbia? Held at the Vancouver Foundation and administered by Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) BC, the GRAGOPEAN Scholarship Fund was created by anonymous donors to promote the advancement of education of  persons in BC with...
  • Deaf and Hear Alberta Tom Pinder Education Scholarship
    PURPOSE OF SCHOLARSHIPDeaf & Hear Alberta established the Tom Pinder Education Scholarship in 2014 thanks to our long-time and generous supporter, Tom Pinder. The scholarship provides financial support to post-secondary students or adult learners who are Deaf, hard of hearing, or cochlear implant users who want to go to school in a chosen...
  • Post-Secondary Students With Disabilities: Their Experience Past and Present: An Analysis of the Statistics Canada 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability
    The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) has conducted a detailed analysis of the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability (Statistics Canada) reporting on the education and employment experiences of Canadians with disabilities in college or university programs of study in 2012 and/or having been enrolled in post-secondary...
  • CNIB Hiring Government Relations and Policy Specialist (Ottawa)
    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Life is a beautiful, complex and a wonderful thing. Life for people who are blind should be no different. To deliver on this vision and help us change what it is to be blind today, CNIB (the Canadian National Institute for the Blind) is inviting applications for spirited, determined leaders to join our team.For 100 years...
  • Recruitment for University-Based Research on Mobility in Winter for Persons With Disabilities
    Do you use a mobility device such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair in the winter?  We are a group of university-based researchers from across Canada who are developing a website of strategies and solutions for people who use mobility devices to improve their ability to get into their community in the winter.   We are running a...
  • Lisa Huus Memorial Bursary accepting applications until May 31st
    The deadline for the annual Lisa Huus Memorial Bursary for post-secondary students with disabilities in British Columbia  is approaching.  Highlights:•Deadline: May 31, 2018• Eligibility: Students with significant physical disabilities living in British Columbia and completing post-secondary education in an accredited...
  • Donate now to support NEADS' National Scholarship Programs for Students with Disabilities
    The NEADS National Student Awards Program is the only cross-disability awards program in Canada that is open to students with disabilities at all levels of post-secondary education, regardless of field of study. The NEADS National Student Awards ($3,000 tuition awards), the NEADS Holly Bartlett Memorial Award ($1,000), and the NEADS...
  • Service Canada wants to hear from YOU: have your say on programs and services for youth!
    Hello,I am writing to you on behalf of Service Canada to invite you and your network to participate in a survey regarding Government of Canada services to and for youth.This survey is part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to improve services for youth. We are looking for young Canadians, their parents and people who work with youth...
  • The Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) Annual Report for 2015-2016 was tabled in Parliament on April 17, 2018
    Hello,The Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP) Annual Report for 2015-2016 was tabled in Parliament on April 17, 2018. The report provides key information on CSLP activities relating to the loan year ending on July 31, 2016.The report, as well as a detailed statistical review of key data, is available online at the following links:Annual Report:...
  • Carleton University Accessible Experiential Learning Project (CUAEL) Description
    What is Experiential LearningThe Carleton University Accessible Experiential Learning (CUAEL) project is a new experiential learning project funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD). Working collaboratively with the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities and the Career Services Office, the...
  • Aqeips - Assemblée générale annuelle / Annual general meeting (Samedi 28 avril 2018, de 12 h à 16 h)
    ENGLISH WILL FOLLOW  - Venez assister à l’AGA de l’AQEIPS!Samedi 28 avril 2018, de 12 h à 16 hÀ l’UQAM, Département d’éducation, 455, René-Levesque Est, Pavillon W, Local W-1000 On y accède en traversant la didacthèque de la bibliothèque de...
  • The Pulse on AMI Audio: Education: an investment (April 17, 2018)
    Episode Info:"Post-secondary education is valuable. And like anything that has value, it tends to come with a cost and can result in high debt. So what resources are out there that don’t have fine print attached? Today we talk about scholarships with Frank Smith, the National Coordinator for the National Educational Association of...
  • The University of Winnipeg Students Association launches The Access Lounge
    The University of Winnipeg Students' Association (UWSA) has launched an accessible study and community building space available for students with disabilities/disabled students to access. The lounge has accessible study spaces and supports community building within the disabled community. The center shows the reprioritization of resources to...
  • 35th Annual Disability Resource Network of B.C. for Post-Secondary Education Conference
    The 35th annual Disability Resource Network of B.C. for Post-secondary Education Conference (DRNBC) brings together disability resource professionals and students representing colleges, universities, polytechnics and partner organizations from across British Columbia and beyond. This conference provides an opportunity to hear presentations from...
  • Opportunity Act Empowers Workers with Disabilities to Get Ahead
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   -   February 5, 2018  - OTTAWA, ON —Today Pierre Poilievre, the Official Opposition Shadow Finance Minister, introduced a bill to ensure that Canadians with disabilities can gain more from working than they lose to taxes and clawbacks. The bill responds to data showing that government policies...
  • Mental Health Awareness Committee (MHAC) at Queen's University is hiring!
    The Mental Health Awareness Committee (MHAC) at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario is hiring Co-chairs, committee members and volunteers for next year!!  For a description of co-chair roles, information on the different subcommittees within MHAC that each committee member leads (in groups of 2) and a description of the volunteer roles...
  • NEADS offers support to Students for Barrier-Free Access (SBA) at the University of Toronto against the university's Mandated Leave Policy
    The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) supports the following Students For Barrier-Free Access (SBA) statement/petition against the University of Toronto's Mandated Leave Policy and we've signed the petition. Please do so as well and circulate in solidarity with and support for students with disabilities at the...
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