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  • COVID-19 Survey: Students for Barrier-free Access (SBA), University of Toronto
    Dear SBA Community, We hope that you are all having a good start to the winter semester. We have created a survey to help us understand how students with disabilities are experiencing the online learning environment amidst the pandemic. We intend to use the responses from our survey to inform our future campaigns and programming, and we will...
  • Faculty of Education Scholarship: Graduate Students Living with Disabilities Western’s Faculty of Education
    Faculty of Education Scholarship: Graduate Students Living with Disabilities Western’s Faculty of Education has a dedicated scholarship program for graduate students who live with disabilities. This initiative strives to seed the roots for positive change and reinforces the Faculty of Education’s strategic plan to create systemic...
  • Jewelles Smith Welcomed to CCD Staff
    January 7, 2021 - Today, Roxana Jahani Aval, Chairperson, and Shari Hildred, National Coordinator, announced that Jewelles Smith (jewelles@ccdonline.ca) has joined the staff of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) as the organization’s first Communications and Government Relations Coordinator. The Communications and Government...
  • Disability Rights Online
    During the first two weeks of December, we have the opportunity to learn a lot about human rights, with the United Nation's International Day of Persons with Disabilities falling on December 3rd and December 10th being International Human Rights Day.  If the conversations that were begun on December 3rd and December 10th, sparked your...
  • Call for submissions due December 18th: Crip Notes - Make Crip Resistance Soup
    Our Crip Notes Issue #1:Make Crip Resistance SoupCall for storiesFor disabled studentsBy disabled students Deadline extended to December 18For more details and submission, visit: ourcripnotes.com For many of us, to exist is to resist. Disabled students—especially those who are Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour...
  • AMI announces recipients of the 2020 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship
    Toronto, December 1, 2020 Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020 AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship. The program, which launched in 2012, is open to Canadian students enrolled in a diploma or degree program at a Canadian post-secondary school. Two scholarships valued at $5,000 each are awarded...
  • Announcement of Disability Employment & Awareness project with support from CIBC
    Ottawa - December 2, 2020 The National Educational Association of Disabled Students is proud to announce a donation from CIBC for $10,000, to support students and recent graduates with disabilities. The support will consist of:  - Direct employment support, including webinars to the academic community and employers, on supporting...
  • NEADS and Winnipeg Chapter of AEBC Partnership Announcement
    The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is proud to announce a three-year partnership with the Winnipeg Chapter of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) to offer $1000 awards specifically to students (undergraduate, graduate, college, cégep) who have visual impairments/disabilities. NEADS and the...
  • Examining the School Experiences of Students with and without Learning Disabilities
    We are looking to understand students’ experiences at postsecondary. In particular, the purpose of this research is to learn about students’ motivation, goals, perceptions of learning environments and satisfaction with their learning. The survey asks you to answer questions about your experiences at school, goals, motivation, and...
  • Government of Canada is looking to develop a State of the Youth report engagement session, December 1st
    The Government of Canada is looking to develop a State of the Youth report, to provide an update as to the current challenges youth with barriers face in Canada. The Government of Canada wants your input!  Come to our engagement session, Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 7 PM EST where officials from the Government of Canada will be...
  • Sask. government to pay back emergency benefits clawed back from student’s disability income!
    Shaylee Rosnes, a University of Regina Social Work student who received the Canada Emergency Student Benefit -- federal coronavirus benefit for students -- is expecting to be refunded thousands of dollars clawed back from her provincial disability benefits after winning an appeal against Saskatchewan’s Social Services Ministry. The...
  • Ontario Increases Mental Health Funding for Postsecondary Students
    Investment will increase access to more programs, community services and mental health workers  October 6, 2020 The Ontario government is investing $19.25 million into mental health supports for postsecondary students in 2020-21, an increase of $3.25 million over last year. This funding will help students by strengthening community...
  • NEADS Community Engagement Meeting - Guide Dogs: '4 Pawed Independence'
    Description - Featured Speakers: Heather Walkus and Katja NewmanWednesday, November 25, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST on Zoom.Heather Walkus is a Community Developer, Organizer, Advocate and guide dog user, living in the Similkameen Valley of British Columbia. She has 5 decades of experience working in social justice and cross disability Human...
  • Disability and Work in Canada 2020 Virtual Conference: The Strategy in Action—Pathways and Impacts
    Moving Forward TogetherDisability and Work in Canada (DWC) InitiativeThe Disability and Work in Canada 2020 (DWC 2020) Conference will be held virtually this year over four days in late November and early December (November 25 & 26 and December 1 & 2) from 12:30-3:30 EDT. The theme for this year’s conference is the “Strategy...
  • University of Winnipeg Students' Association (UWSA) launches the 'More Than A Door' campaign
    On Wednesday, November 18 at 4:00 PM CST the UWSA will be launching our ‘More Than a Door’ campaign which will raise awareness about environmental accessibility  and advocate for additional automatic doors on campus. An exciting line up is in store for that evening: Sarah Anderson: UWSA Accessibility DirectorLara Coombs: UW...
  • Mid-Career Workers with Disabilities Survey
    We are Seeking Participants! If you’re in the middle of your working career and have a disability, you’re invited to complete this survey. Your views are very important!  This survey is a part of our project entitled, “Supporting mid-career workers with disabilities through community building, education and...
  • NEADS and Canada Post Partnership Announcement
    The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is proud to announce a partnership with Canada Post that focuses on increasing access to education and the workforce for students with disabilities (undergraduate, graduate, college, and cégep). NEADS and Canada Post recognize the importance of meeting students with...
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