Muscular Dystrophy Canada recognizes that everyone needs to be prepared for an emergency. We would like to provide the following information, developed by Emergency Management Ontario (EMO), as a useful tool for all of our clients, families and caregivers. Please take a moment to review the material provided via the link to determine your level of preparedness for an emergency and for excellent suggestions on how to optimize your safety.
As quoted from the EMO website: There are an estimated 1.5 million Ontarians with disabilities and special needs. For those living with a physical, visual, auditory and/or other non-visible disability, emergency preparedness should also involve incorporating special accommodations into their emergency plans.
Emergency Management Ontario and the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario have developed an Emergency Preparedness Guide for People with Disabilities/Special Needs. To best prepare for an emergency according to one's special needs, please refer to the appropriate category in this guide for a list of suggested emergency survival kit items and contingency planning considerations.
Handy tips to consider when buying a wheelchair.
Information about Canada's new Registered Disability Savings Plan. It is intended to help parents and others to save for the long-term financial security of a child with a disability.
A unique program designed to help people with disabilities find employment and build a career at CIBC. The program offers different avenues of service depending on the clients experience, skills, and career goals.
The objective of the Opportunities Fund is to help persons with disabilities to prepare for, obtain and keep employment or self-employment. The Fund supports an array of activities such as encouraging employers to hire workers with disabilities; increasing the employment skills of persons with disabilities; providing work experience; assisting individuals to start their own business; assistance integrating into the workplace; and providing the personal supports needed for participation in employment and employment services. Limited financial assistance is available. Call your nearest HRDC office for more information.
Phone: (780) 427-3722
1 800 206-7218
The CCRW is a network of organizations and individuals that provides leadership in programs and services for job seekers with disabilities and businesses committed to equity and inclusion. A one-stop shop for disability and employment resources, CCRW works with businesses of all sizes in all industries through its Job Accommodation Service, Skills Training Partnership Program, Partners for Workplace Inclusion Program and the Disability Awareness Series, and more! The CCRW also provides support to individual job seekers through its WORKinkTM site, and develops disability-positive educational material for children in grades 3-5.
The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is a consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities. They offer an on-line directory of financial assistance, scholarships and bursaries available to students with disabilities.
Launched in the spring of 2007, handicapemploi.com is the first website for handicapped workers in Canada. It allows users to search for jobs and post offers according to various types of handicaps.
The Accessible Channel is a national descriptive, closed-captioned HD digital TV specialty service for the vision impaired and persons who are hard of hearing that is inclusive of the whole family. More than 700 films, countless television programs and entertainment will be accessible to all cable subscribers.
Since 1983, the lives of over 1200 men, women and children from the age of 8 to 84, have been enriched by the services of specially trained Dog Guides from Lions Foundation of Canada.
You may be eligible for Special Skills Dogs of Canada program for Canadians with a physical or medical disability.
On the Canada Benefits Web site, you can find information about federal, provincial, and territorial benefit programs and services for individuals. Canada Benefits is run by the Government of Canada.
The mission of Access Guide Canada is to bring you the most accurate listings on accessible resources possible. Access Guide Canada is brought to you by the Canadian Abilities Foundation and is part of the organization's vast website, EnableLink.