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  • NEADS Accessibility Resilience Program – Accessibility Relief Grants for Disabled Post-Secondary Students
    Purpose COVID-19 has placed an undue burden on post-secondary students with disabilities (undergraduate university, graduate university, college, cégep, and high school students entering a post-secondary institution) who were already facing immense socio-cultural and operational accessibility challenges before the pandemic. Particular...
  • Uniting Faculty with Disabilities
    Hi everyone! My name is Cameron McKenzie, and I am an assistant professor at Wilfrid Laurier University. I feel there is a need for disabled postsecondary faculty in Canada to connect and chat about challenges and solutions and how we can support one another. To my knowledge, such a group does not currently exist.  Please join us for our...
  • Sad News: Passing of Jim Derksen
    It is with sadness that we report that long time CCD volunteer Jim Derksen has passed away.   Jim was a truly visionary leader, helping our organization meet challenges in a principled manner consistent with our human rights philosophy. Jim was a Chairperson of CCD, when it was called the Coalition of Provincial Organizations of the...
  • Virtual Reality Work-Learning for Students Wavemakers - Summer Cohort Applications Close SOON!
    Now is a perfect time to develop new “future-proof” career skills and build your network with Wavemakers, an innovative project-based learning program that connects students - in the metaverse! - with industry experts, mentors and top Canadian employers. Applications are open for Cohort 11, taking place on Tuesday and Thursday...
  • NEADS Employment Equity Act Review Consultation with April D’Aubin and Michael Prince, July 8 (noon to 1:00 EST on Zoom)
    Join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) on Friday, July 8, noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT for a joint consultation session with NEADS and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), featuring CCD Research Analyst/Coordinator, April D’Aubin, and Michael Prince, Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy at the...
  • University of Victoria (UVic) Society for Students with a Disability (SSD) Food Security Program: Summer 2022
    IntentionThe intention of this program is to reduce financial barriers for University of Victoria (UVic) students with disabilities. This program began due to COVID-19 pandemic-related social distancing and/or self- quarantine precautions, though is now serving to increase food security and access to food for disabled students at...
  • Canada Helps Great Canadian Giving Challenge - Donate to NEADS in June!
    The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is now on. You could win $20,000 for your favourite charity by donating through Canada Helps.   Every $1 Makes a Difference!    The Great Canadian Giving Challenge is back, but not for long! Only until June 30th, every $1 donated is a chance for your favourite charity to WIN $20,000.* Donate...
  • Subject: Survey of British Columbia Post-Secondary Students’ Experiences with Accommodations and Learning Supports
    You are invited to participate in a confidential online survey that should take around 10 minutes to complete. Survey Monkey is the software platform we are using.We are interested in your experiences with your university's or college’s accommodations and supports. Many students need accommodations and supports but do not know about them...
  • MUN Minds Executive Application 2022-2023
    MUN Minds is a collection of students at Memorial University who are committed to breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness, both on campus and in the community at large. We endeavour to promote resources and projects on campus that are related to mental health. As a student society, we plan to support community groups and projects and...
  • Canadian Civil Society Supports Dr. Laverne Jacobs for the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of People with Disabilities
    Dear Delegates of the 15th Conference of State Parties to the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,   On June 14th, you will elect the 2023-2026 Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and set the trajectory of global disability rights for years to come. As representatives of...
  • Founding Frank: Q & A with Frank Smith, National Coordinator, National Educational Association of Disabled Students
    April 22nd, 2022 Algonquin Anishinabe Territory / Ottawa, ON Join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) on June 24th at 12pm EST as we let Frank loose to discuss his 36 years with NEADS - from its founding to today! Hosted by NEADS' Research Consultant of 12 years, Elizabeth Mohler, we're asking our National...
  • NEADS Employee Carly Fox Selected as Youth Delegate to COSP CRPD 15
    June 1st, 2022 Algonquin Anishinabe Territory / Ottawa, ON The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is proud to announce that Carly Fox, our Researcher and Communications Officer has been selected as a Youth Delegate on Canada's Delegation to the 15th Conference of State Parties to the United Nations (UN) Convention...
  • NEADS Disability in Graduate Studies Panel, June 10 from 12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) on June 10th at 12pm EDT as we host disabled graduate students across Canada to discuss disability in graduate studies! We'll be joined by Margaret Megitt (University of Windsor) Calvin Prowse (McMaster University) and Karen Tang (Dalhousie University) to discuss lived...
  • Disability in the Public Service with Statistics Canada - May 20th at 12pm EDT
    April 22nd, 2022Algonquin Anishinabe Territory / Ottawa, ON Join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) on May 20th at 12pm EDT as we host Statistics Canada for an event on disability in the public service! Tony Labillois (Macroeconomic Accounts Branch), Jeremy Plaunt (Dissemination Division), and Rachel Boutin...
  • Survey of Post-Secondary Students’ Experiences with Accommodations and Learning Supports
    You are invited to participate in a confidential online survey that should take around 10 minutes to complete. Survey Monkey is the software platform we are using. We are interested in your experiences with your universities or college’s accommodations and supports. Many students need accommodations and supports but do not know about...
  • NEADS Attendant Services Panel with Elizabeth Mohler and Kimberley Chiasson, May 13 (noon to 1:00 EDT on Zoom)
    Join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) on Friday May 13 noon - 1:00 p.m. EDT for another engaging Q and A with NEADS researcher, Elizabeth Mohler, and Kimberley Chiasson, a fourth-year journalism student at Carleton University. This Zoom event will explore attendant care services at post-secondary institutions in...
  • Ontario AODA Postsecondary Education Standards Development Committee Final Recommendations Posted
    I am pleased to announce that the Government of Ontario has posted both the AODA Postsecondary Education Standards Development Committee’s Final Recommendations Report and the Education Technical Sub-Committee’s Transition Report online. The committees were tasked with identifying accessibility barriers in Ontario’s publicly...
  • National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) seeks applications for Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island Directors
    (Ottawa, April 21, 2022) The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is seeking applications for Saskatchewan Director and Prince Edward Island Director. All persons interested in a position on the board must be regular members in good standing, that is students with disabilities enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary...
  • NEADS Financial Assistance Programs Info Session with Katja Newman
    April 11th, 2022 Algonqiun Anishinabee Territory / Ottawa,ON Join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) Team on April 29th at 12pm EDT as we discuss our financial assistance programs and resources for disabled post-secondary students and graduates! Katja Newman, NEADS' Financial Assistance Programs Manager, will...
  • Employment Equity Act Review Task Force
    Background Canada’s strength lies in its diversity. The Government of Canada has taken steps to advance equity over the years. However, we know more work is necessary to create a level playing field for all Canadians. Creating equitable, diverse and inclusive workplaces will help grow our middle class. It will also help build a country...
  • NEADS Seeks Panelists for Spring Events
    March 18th, 2022 Algonquin Anishinaabe Territory / Ottawa, ON The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is seeking panelists for our upcoming spring events! We invite all disabled students, graduates, and professionals with relevant lived experience to apply by sending a resume or biography to carly.fox@neads.ca. For...
  • NEADS Announces Recipients of the 2021 NEADS National Student Awards and AMI Scholarship Programs!
    (Ottawa, March 21, 2022) The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), and our funding partners: the Government of Canada's Goal Getters program, Canada Post and AMI (Accessible Media Inc.) and private donors, are excited to announce the outstanding winners of the 2021 NEADS Student Awards Program, including the NEADS...
  • 2022 PAANS Scholarships open for applications
    The Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS) is pleased to announce the scholarship applications are open and will be accepted until April 29th, 2022. The purpose of these scholarships is to assist Nova Scotians with disabilities in their pursuit of their post-secondary education and training. Scholarships are supported by:...
  • Virtual Accessibility Webinar with the NEADS Team (April 13, 12 p.m. EDT)
    March 18th Algonquin Anishinaabe Territory / Ottawa, ON Virtual Accessibility Webinar with the NEADS Team Join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) on April 13th at 12pm EDT for an educational webinar on virtual accessibility! In our increasingly virtual world, we all have a role in ensuring #VirtualAccess4All...
  • NEADS Presents: Mentorship Works with Lisa Kelly and Elizabeth Mohler
    Join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) as we once again host the dynamic duo of Elizabeth Mohler and Lisa Kelly for a much-anticipated mentorship webinar on April 1st at 12pm EST! Lisa and Elizabeth will discuss the benefits of mentorship, the qualities of a good mentor, how to find a mentor, mentor-mentee...
  • Laurier and NEADS SSHRC Project on Graduate Students With Disabilities
    Waterloo/Ottawa, March 9, 2022 The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is pleased to report their involvement in a new partnership with a research team from Wilfrid Laurier University that currently includes Dr. Kathleen Clarke (Assistant Professor - Faculty of Education) and Aleksandra Vojnov (Research Assistant and...
  • National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) announces Alina Heck as the winner of the Canada Post Award
    (Ottawa, March 7th, 2022) The National Educational Association of Disabled Students and Canada Post are very pleased to announce Alina Heck as the 2021 recipient of this year’s Canada Post Award. Alina is enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine program at the University of Alberta. Valued at $10,000, the Canada Post Award for Students with...
  • NEADS Virtual Access for All Student Leaders' Panel
    February 18, 2022 Algonquin Anishnaabeg Territory/Ottawa, ON Virtual Access for All Panel III Join NEADS on March 4th at 12 p.m. EST as we discuss student mental health, hybrid learning, self-advocacy, and safe return to campus plans with disabled student leaders across Canada! Our Virtual Access for All Panels are a main feature of our...
  • NEADS Accepting Applications to the 2022 Student Awards Program!
    Deadline: May 31st, 2022 (Ottawa, February 17th, 2022) The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is now accepting applications for the NEADS National Student Awards Program, the NEADS Holly Bartlett Memorial Award, the NEADS Christine Nieder Memorial Award, the AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship, the Canada Post...
  • Latest State of the Schools Report Now Live!
    February 9th, 2022 Algonquin Anishanaabeg Territory/ Ottawa, Ontario The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is proud to release our latest State of the Schools Report: "Report on Canadian Post-secondary Institutions and COVID-19 Response: Safe Return to Campus and Management of Attendant Service Programs." This...
  • Scholarships for Students with Disabilities Access Awareness Week Nova Scotia May 29th – June 4th 2022
    35 Years of Access Awareness Week in Nova ScotiaChanging the narrative for persons with disabilities! The Partnership for Access Awareness Nova Scotia (PAANS) is pleased to announce the 2022-23 Scholarships for Students with Disabilities applications are open. The scholarships are to assist Nova Scotians with disabilities in their pursuit of...
  • Society for Students With Disabilities, University of Victoria, Access4All Campaign
    The purpose of the Access4All campaign: Access4All is a campaign advocating for equal access to education and academic success for all students at the University of Victoria.  Students at the University of Victoria are concerned that they will soon lose critical access to their education as the university moves towards a full return to...
  • NEADS Celebrates International Day of Persons with Disabilities
    Friday, December 3rd, 2021, Ottawa, ON On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) honours and acknowledges the countless disability rights activists that have paved the way for future generations, and pays tribute to the persons with disabilities who are not...
  • Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM) Media Release
    The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) proclaims Indigenous Disability Awareness Month, and commits to working together with the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) and other groups across Canada towards a more inclusive, equitable, and accessible country for all. NEADS recognizes the...
  • Introducing Avesta Alani, Vice Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Kristen Tollan, Ontario Director
    (Ottawa, October 7, 2021) The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is proud to introduce new appointments to our Board of Directors, Avesta Alani and Kristen Tollan. Kristen Tollan is a disabled scholar and doctoral student in the Communication and Culture program at York University specializing in critical disability...
  • Canada Association of Graduate Studies (CAGS) annual conference
    59th Annual CAGS Conference CARE, SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND INCLUSION IN GRADUATE STUDIES The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) is excited to announce the opening of registration for its 59th Annual Conference, to be held in a virtual format from 1-5 November 2021. For nearly sixty years deans, associate deans, administrators...
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