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Government of Canada launches Call for Nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Every year volunteers across the country dedicate their time and resources to positively impact their communities. On this year’s International Volunteer Day, we celebrate their countless contributions and honour those who paved the way before the pandemic, as well as those who stepped up during the most uncertain of times, by nominating them for a Canada’s Volunteer Award.


Funding announced for winner of the Alternate Format Business Technology Challenge 

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

The Government of Canada continues to take action to remove barriers to accessibility and inclusion. That is why Employment and Social Development Canada partnered with Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) to create the Alternate Format Business Technology Challenge, to encourage small businesses to innovate, and help increase access to physical and digital alternate format materials for Canadians with print disabilities.


Government of Canada funds improved access for inclusive early learning and child care centres across the country

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

Parents and guardians of children with disabilities have always faced unique challenges in finding quality, affordable and inclusive child care options that meet the specific needs of their children, a reality that has been intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why the Government of Canada is determined to build an early learning and child care system that is inclusive from the start, giving all children an equal chance to succeed.


Government of Canada introduces legislation to support workers with ten days of paid sick leave, protect health care workers and finish the fight against COVID-19

| Employment and Social Development Canada | news releases

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a number of issues facing Canadians in their workplaces. Too many Canadians have been forced to choose between staying home when they are sick or being able to afford rent and groceries. Too many health care workers, those who assist them and Canadians seeking medical care have experienced or feared intimidation while attempting to provide or access health services.


Ministers O’Regan and Lametti to hold a media availability

| Employment and Social Development Canada | media advisories

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., P.C., Minister of Labour and the Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada will make an announcement.


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