Media Stories

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MEDIA
DATE
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HEADLINESeeing things differently
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CBC News
DATE
Jan 13, 2020
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Growing up blind, a refugee newcomer from Iraq was told he would never amount to much. That changed after he received a tool that helped him unlock his capabilities — a phone. He escaped war, crossed three continents and became an Apple employee — all without the use of his eyes. >> IT (Information technology); Disability

HEADLINEWhy your next hire should be a person with disabilities (Jul 10/19) [The Globe and Mail.
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The Globe and Mail
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Jul 10, 2019
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With numerous agencies assisting in the recruitment and skill-matching process for people with disabilities, a large number of qualified candidates seeking work, and government funding available for businesses that hire disabled workers, small businesses can often find staff who will meet their needs. >> Disability

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Quartz
DATE
Apr 19, 2019
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We often forget to look at the full picture of immigration, in which people with disabilities should appear. >> Disability

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CBC
DATE
Oct 11, 2018
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Companies often overlook persons with disabilities when hiring, but evidence shows that could be a mistake. Not only do workers with disabilities have a proven record of success and loyalty, they have money to spend. >> Disability

HEADLINESupporting refugees with disabilities (Three year employment project at the University of Illinois Chicago – Partners of Refugees in Illinois Disability Employment (PRIDE) — the first initiative of its kind in the USA) (Apr 21/17.)
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Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
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Apr 21, 2017
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A new initiative at the University of Illinois at Chicago has started a three year project to help refugees who have disabilities find jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities. Partners of Refugees in Illinois Disability Employment (PRIDE) — the first initiative of its kind across the nation — examines refugee status and disability status in the context of employment and career paths. >> Disability

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Now Magazine
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Aug 03, 2016
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I use forearm crutches to assist with walking. It's not the type of physical impediment that should prevent me from entering the workforce. >> Disability

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The Purrr blogumentary
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Aug 24, 2015
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There are so many resources available for people with disabilities looking to start and/or continue their own business. >> Disability; Entrepreneurship

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All
Type:
Job search
Organizers:
Toronto District School Board (TDSB)
Location(s):
GTA-East, Scarborough
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Ongoing
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Sectors:
Food preparation and service, Hospitality
Type:
Job search, Training with newcomer focus
Organizers:
Hospitality Workers Training Centre
Location(s):
GTA-Central, Toronto-central
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Ongoing
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All
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Location(s):
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Ongoing
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No minimum specified