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UVic Housing boasts guaranteed residence to first-year students coming straight from high school — that’s nothing new. What is new is the limited space in residence for students with disabilities.

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The following document entitled In Unison: A Canadian Approach to Disability Issues, sets out a blueprint for promoting the integration of persons with disabilities in Canada. As Ministers of Social Services, we have developed this document together in response to the request by First Ministers in June 1996, and reaffirmed in December 1997, to make disability issues a collective priority in the pursuit of social policy renewal (see Appendix F). The Quebec government has not participated in this initiative.

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I have been wondering for quite some time about the often-strained relationships between school systems and parents when it comes to choosing the special education approach or the inclusive approach to disability and education.

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Event Date: 20 January 2012 - 12:00pm

Come voice your support for greater accessibility on campus! Featuring Elizabeth May and Miles Motture, University of Victoria law student

Location: University of Victoria Student Union Building

Time: Friday, January 20, 12-1pm

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Disabled students are being discouraged from attending the University of Victoria because it is increasingly difficult to get a room on campus, according to the organizer of a rally Friday in protest at UVic's housing policies.  More on this story
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On May Tuesday May 17th the Supreme Court of Canada will be asked to consider whether people with intellectual disabilities should be allowed to testify in court. Specifically, the question before the Court is whether people with intellectual disabilities are required to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of a “promise to tell the truth” in order to be permitted to testify.

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Dear Minister:
On 21- 23 September 2010 Donna Jodham is undertaking a Charter challenge against the Government of Canada in Federal Court, because the Government's web sites do not include the features needed by users for whom print is a barrier. Due to a lack of necessary access features in certain Government of Canada web sites, users handicapped by print are denied access to a vitally important source of information that many Canadians take for granted and depend upon in order to lead safe and productive lives in this country.

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Good morning, it's a pleasure to be here today to share with you some of the research that we have been doing related to poverty reduction and income programs.

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Every province needs to have a centralized, “one stop shopping” information and referral system, either physical and/or virtual, that is accessible to people with all disabilities, offering alternate formats and plain language and with outreach to rural and northern communities.

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