Aging and Accessibility Go Hand-In-Hand

On September 17, 2012, in Canada, Victoria, by Rosalie McLachlin

Baby boomers create demand for universal design September 23 to 29 is Active Aging Week, and we think that’s something to celebrate. After all, with their growing personal interest in accessibility, Canada’s aging boomers are smoothing the path for people living with disabilities. Here’s an interesting coincidence: in 2006 Statistics Canada found that almost 14 […]

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ICBC Outrage Abounds for Managers and Clients

On August 26, 2012, in British Columbia, Victoria, by Rosalie McLachlin

Who Has The Worst Disability? This is the story of Bert and Jon. Both live in British Columbia, both are pretty outraged with ICBC, and both—we would suggest—are living with a disability. Jon Schubert works for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) as its Chief Executive Officer. He must have been doing a pretty […]

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Watch Who You Trust

On August 2, 2012, in British Columbia, Vancouver, Victoria, by Rosalie McLachlin

A Lesson Learned from A Smooth-Talking Advisor When you sign up for a policy, you trust that the person who is handing your payments is looking after your best interests. “Trust” was one of Lynne Rae Nickford’s favourite words. In a six-minute video promoting her company LZ Wealth Management, the BC financial adviser re-assures her […]

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Disabled, “Yes”; Unemployable, “No”

On July 19, 2012, in British Columbia, Burnaby, Canada, Kootenays, Nelson, Quebec, Richmond, Toronto, Victoria, Winnipeg, by Jason Hall

This week, the Government of Canada’s 2012 Economic Action Plan is being felt in Winnipeg where 30 people with disabilities are receiving funding to gain the skills they need to get jobs. By investing an additional $30 million over three years into the Opportunities Fund,  more Canadians with disabilities have the opportunity to become gainfully employed. […]

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