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CanUgan Evening of Celebration — October 12


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Dear friends and colleagues,

We have lined up an exciting program for the evening of October 12th.  Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Adrian Harewood, co-host of CBC News Ottawa at 5, 5:30 and 6, and host of CBC News Ottawa Late Night at 10:55 p.m. He will set the tone for the evening that will feature Rita Carter, a popular singer and songwriter whose roots are in Uganda. She will be followed by a performance of dances, songs and music by Carleton University’s African Music Ensemble. The Special Guest for the evening will be the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Federal Minister of State for Transport.  In addition, we will have a silent auction of Ugandan and African articles and handicrafts made by persons with disabilities. The buffet dinner will include a variety of appetizing dishes. Continue reading

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CanUgan — An Evening of Celebration‏


Dear friends,
I am delighted to inform you that we will be holding an evening of celebration on Friday, October 12, 2012.  The event will be held on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Uganda’s independence and it will give you an opportunity to learn about the progress of the CanUgan Project in making a difference in the lives of persons with disabilities in Uganda.
The evening will feature a dinner and a silent auction and exciting entertainment. Highlights will include performances by Rita Carter, a popular singer and a song writer whose roots are in Uganda and by the Carleton University Music Ensemble which will present African music with drums, songs, and dance. Our Special Guest will be Hon Steven Fletcher, Minister of State for Transport.  The silent auction will feature Ugandan and African articles including handicrafts made by people with disabilities.  Other high-quality articles and enticing gifts will also be at the silent auction. A raffle of Ugandan paintings and hand-made articles will be the other attraction.
The attached announcement will give you more details and information about securing your tickets.  We look forward to seeing you on October 12th.
Navin Parekh
Project Manager
CanUgan Disability Support Project
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Dealing With Students That Have Disabilities


Some professors find dealing with students that have disabilities difficult, however, I have found that many times they are students that excel extremely well in the classroom:

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Last Day To Get How To Talk To Crazy People Before the 24th – ENTER CODE FELICITAS


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CanUgan News


Dear friends and supporters,

 

I am pleased to attach the latest issue of our newsletter, CanUgan News. In this issue, you will find information about CanUgan’s activities and events, including our collaborative project involving four students from Carleton University, vocational training of persons with disabilities in Kasese, our 2012 Annual Review, and an early note about our upcoming brunch in April.   Continue reading

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CanUgan News, Fall 2012


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CanUgan Evening of Celebration — October 12


CanUganPoster9Sep2012

 

Dear friends and colleagues,

We have lined up an exciting program for the evening of October 12th.  Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Adrian Harewood, co-host of CBC News Ottawa at 5, 5:30 and 6, and host of CBC News Ottawa Late Night at 10:55 p.m. He will set the tone for the evening that will feature Rita Carter, a popular singer and songwriter whose roots are in Uganda. She will be followed by a performance of dances, songs and music by Carleton University’s African Music Ensemble. The Special Guest for the evening will be the Honourable Steven Fletcher, Federal Minister of State for Transport.  In addition, we will have a silent auction of Ugandan and African articles and handicrafts made by persons with disabilities. The buffet dinner will include a variety of appetizing dishes. Continue reading

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Le CRTC approuve la proposition d’établir un fonds pour l’accessibilité de la radiodiffusion (initialement publié le 7 août 2012)


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Aujourd’hui, le 7 août 2012, le Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC) a approuvé la proposition de BCE d’établir un
Fonds d’accessibilité à la radiodiffusion. Ce fonds indépendant appuiera des initiatives visant à améliorer l’accès des personnes handicapées au système canadien de radiodiffusion.
“Les Canadiens handicapés devraient pouvoir accéder à la radiodiffusion
contenu en utilisant les dernières technologies, applications et services “, a déclaré
Jean-Pierre Blais, président du CRTC. “Le nouveau fonds servira de
catalyseur pour le développement de solutions innovantes et contribuer à
les besoins des personnes handicapées sont pris en compte lors de la conception. ”

Lorsque BCE a acheté CTVglobemedia en 2011, elle s’est engagée à verser 5,7 millions de dollars à créer un fonds indépendant d’accessibilité à la radiodiffusion. L’entreprise
par la suite présenté une proposition au CRTC. Différents groupes
représentants des personnes handicapées ont été consultés et ont fourni
commentaires à travers un processus de consultation ouvert.

Le fonds soutiendra des projets d’accessibilité qui s’ajoutent aux obligations réglementaires actuelles du CRTC en matière de radiodiffusion.
industrie. Cela pourrait inclure des initiatives d’accessibilité pour les
services de programmation mobiles. Le CRTC exige que le fonds
fournir des services et publier des documents (tels que des formulaires de demande,
politiques et rapports annuels) dans les deux langues officielles.

Le Fonds pour l’accessibilité de la radiodiffusion commencera à accepter les demandes
au plus tard le 5 décembre 2012.

Politique réglementaire de radiodiffusion CRTC 2012-430
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/archive/2012/2012-430.htm

Documents de référence:

Communiqué de presse, “Le CRTC approuve l’acquisition de CTVglobemedia par BCE”, le 7 mars 2011
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/com100/2011/r110307.htm

Décision de radiodiffusion CRTC 2011-163
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/fra/archive/2012/2012-430.htm

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Uganda Project – Information night – Thursday April 19 in Toronto


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Please click on the above. Many people will thank you.

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Holland Bloorview at the Centre Of World-Leading Brain Research


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Alberta, Ontario barely meeting needs of people with disabilities – BC failing


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New study compares support for disabled across three provinces

September 23, 2011 @ 01:15PM

Most people will agree that a fundamental role of government is to provide a safety net for people who are disabled and have no source of income. However, in a groundbreaking comparative study released today by The School of Public Policy, Prof. Ron Kneebone reveals a disparity between the support provided by BC, Alberta, and Ontario to disabled residents, and argues that BC is failing to provide for basic needs.

Kneebone’s analysis begins with a discussion on the definition of poverty and notes that while there are many such definitions there is no official measure of poverty. Kneebone introduces two additional measures of income adequacy – the income required to meet very basic needs and the amount the federal government provides to poor seniors – and includes these in his comparison to levels of income support provided to persons with disabilities.

Kneebone shows that as a result of recent increases in payments to people with disabilities, Alberta provides an amount that ranks it first amongst the three provinces, and is roughly equivalent to the amount the federal government provides to poor seniors.

While not as “generous” as Alberta, Ontario also provides an amount that could meet basic human needs, barely.

Surprisingly, British Columbia does not. According to Kneebone “the level of support provided to disabled persons in BC is disturbing; it falls slightly below that measure of income required to meet basic needs.”

The study also concludes that the cost of increasing support levels to people with disabilities is relatively small.

The paper’s final observation is that Canadians seem to accept the level of income support provided to poor seniors as a reasonable level to offer someone unable to work and with no other source of income.

“We think that this seems to be a level of income support most Canadians would support as appropriate for persons with disabilities,” Kneebone writes. “Others may (and likely will) disagree with that assessment and advocate for a still higher level of income that would take support closer to another established low-income measure.”

The paper can be found at http://www.policyschool.ca/publications.

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Expressive Writing: EX. 10: Ethics in Personal Writing


Do Not Know

I could completely relate to Debra Dickerson’s situation. I self-published a book called Do Not Know that talks about my mental illness of bipolar disorder. Former Toronto Mayor hopeful George Smitherman even bought the book when I was showcasing it at an Abilities Festival in the summer of 2010 at Nathan Philips Square.

This book was the most difficult one I ever wrote. I started it when I was in therapy after graduating from my Master’s degree at Concordia University in Montréal back in 1999. The psychiatrist I was in therapy with, Dr. Wiviott, even wrote a forward for the book that was under a different title that I do not even remember right now. I was so scared of publishing this book because of the way at times it makes my family looks. I, too, was a hypercritical child as Deborah Dickerson who was difficult to parent in my younger years. I was difficult with my mother and my father. I recall that at the age of 15, I even wished my father died and he said I would regret it. When he had his heart attack in 2007 – yes…I regretted it. At least he is still alive. The book still troubles me sometimes because I know it does not put my family in the best light at all times. It is the difficult thing, to tell the truth, yet sometimes our personal truth can be damaging to others. Especially when it is damaging to those we love, it can weigh extremely heavy on the heart. I cannot even bear to read this assignment over, it hurts so much to just think about it.

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