Senate Recognizes June as Deaf-Blind Awaremess Month
THE SENATE MOTION TO RECOGNIZE JUNE AS DEAF-BLIND AWARENESS MONTH—DEBATE ADJOURNED Hon. Yonah Martin, pursuant to notice of June 12, 2013, moved: A recent Statistics Canada report says that there are approximately 69,700 Canadians over the age of 12 living with the dual disability of deaf-blindness or a combination of both vision and hearing losses […]
In June, Bill C-81 was introduced in the Canadian House of Commons. Also known as the Accessible Canada Act, this was the first-ever proposed national legislation of its kind. This bill affects all Canadians – and especially people with disabilities. Visit https://t.co/L83M87ItGQ
It is with a very heavy heart that I inform members of the deafblind community both nationally and internationally that our dear friend and colleague Stan Munroe of Canada passed away suddenly on Monday February 11th, 2019 as the result of a stroke.
Stan wore many “hats” in our field following the birth of his oldest son Andrew, who was deafblind as a result of congenital rubella syndrome. His work with and dedication to the Canadian Deafblind Association (CDBA) spanned a lifetime, first as a founding member and subsequently followed by Board Member, President of the Board of Directors, Executive Director and lastly as the Information Officer for Deafblind International (DbI) on behalf of CDBA.
Stan embraced each of his roles with commitment and unwavering determination to advocate for persons who were deafblind. He was especially proud of his work to inform and empower family members, both across Canada and around the world. He often referred to his role as editor of the DbI Review magazine as a “labour of love”, as it afforded him the opportunity to interact with so many wonderful people. He was respected by all who knew him as positive, kind, hard-working and fun loving. We will be forever grateful for his contribution to our field both personally and professionally.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Carol and his children Andrew, Jonathan and Sarah.
Ontario's new government has passed changes to Bill 148, now called Bill 47
Find out how Bill 47 could impact people with a disability and their families regarding the costs of hiring and managing support workers. Human rights and employment lawyer Cheryl Wiles Pooran sets the record straight on:
- Key differences between Bill 148 versus Bill 47 - Determining whether changes may apply to your situation - Making informed choices around hiring and managing support workers - Seeking help for specific scenarios: termination, injury, CRA issues & more - Free resources to clarify legal compliance, and roles and responsibilities
Setting the Record Straight on Bill 47: Employment Reforms & What They Mean to Families Hiring Support Workers Tuesday December 4 at 7pm, followed by live Q&A
Ontario's newly elected government recently passed changes to Bill 148, now called Bill 47. This webcast examines the various ways changes to this bill could impact people with a disability and their ...