Employment equality for canadians with Disabilities. Michael J. Prince Dignity for All: Labour, Employment, and Poverty Summit, Ottawa, June 9-10, 2014 . Who are the disabled?.
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Michael J. Prince
Dignity for All: Labour, Employment, and Poverty Summit, Ottawa, June 9-10, 2014
“physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.”
Disability is a fluid and complex phenomenon as is the world of work
Employing people with disability in inclusive and rewarding work remains a large challenge and unrealized objective of economic and social policy
Employment alone is not the solution; policy actions on income benefits and personal supports, among other measures, are critical for reducing the disproportionate poverty of Canadians with disabilities