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May 2023

NEADS National AccessAbility Week event, June 1, 2023: accessibility initiatives and best practices of disability organizations and post-secondary schools

National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) takes place every year starting on the last Sunday in May. It is a time when accessibility and inclusion are promoted across communities and workplaces and a time to celebrate the contributions of Canadians with disabilities. It is also an opportunity to recognize the efforts of Canadians who are actively removing barriers and ensuring persons with disabilities have an equal chance to participate in all aspects of Canadian society. To recognize this week, the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) will host a panel event on Zoom highlighting accessibility initiatives and best practices of disability organizations and post-secondary schools. Join NEADS on June 1, 2023 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET for an interactive panel featuring representatives from Toronto Metropolitan University; The Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy; and Wavemakers. This will be a bilingual workshop and have ASL/LSQ and captions. Please register online by completing the Zoom form below. If you require any accommodations, contact Elizabeth Mohler at elizabeth.mohler@neads.ca

Online registration is required – register here. This event is supported by the Government of Canada through Employment and Social Development Canada.

National Educational Association of Disabled Students Launches The Building Employment Pathways For People With Disabilities Project with funding from the Government of Canada

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is excited to announce that it has been selected as a recipient of contributions funding from Employment & Social Development Canada’s Workplace Opportunities Removing Barriers To Equity program for a three-year project.

On February 27, 2023, the Minister of Labour, Seamus O’Regan announced that the Government of Canada will invest 9.5 million dollars of funding through The Workplace Removing Barriers To Equity Program over the next three years in a select group of projects aimed at removing employment barriers experienced by women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minority groups within Federally regulated, private sector workplaces. The contribution agreement provided to the National Educational Association of Disabled Students as the lead organization in the Building Employment Pathways for People With Disabilities project is $967,887. Click here to read more.

March 2023

New report aims to spark discussion about future world of work for young adults with disability

In the fall of 2022, an Institute for Work & Health (IWH) research team led by Scientist Dr. Arif Jetha set out to examine how working life could change in Canada over the next seven years and what the implications might be for young adults with a disability.

Using established strategic foresight methods, the team created three scenarios of a future working world. These scenarios are designed to provoke discussion about the policies needed now to ensure inclusive work in 2030 for persons with disabilities.

A report outlining the three scenarios and the research methods behind them is now available.

Click here to read the report