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Launch of online consultations and announcement of call for nominations for the advisory committee for the Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy

Tue, 2017-02-14 15:21
Our government made it a priority to strengthen the middle class and help low-income Canadians working hard to join it. The fight against poverty is central to this goal.

Canadians will have their say on the country's Poverty Reduction Strategy

Mon, 2017-02-13 12:45
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today launched two initiatives to support the development of Canada's Poverty Reduction Strategy: a nation-wide consultation process and a call for nominations for a ministerial advisory committee on poverty. By opening the dialogue on how to reduce poverty, the Government of Canada reiterate its commitment to find solutions to improve the economic well-being of all Canadian families so they can have a real and fair chance to succeed.

Government of Canada wraps up consultations on how to make a more accessible Canada for people with disabilities

Tue, 2017-02-07 16:00
Over the past five months, the Government of Canada has held public sessions across Canada as part of a consultation process to inform planned federal accessibility legislation. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, is leading discussions on the barriers to accessibility that Canadians face in their daily lives.

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, at Queen's University Equity Conference

Mon, 2017-02-06 16:07
Since taking on the role as Canada's first ever Minister responsible for Persons with Disabilities, I've been reminded and truly inspired by young people – like you – who are determined to take action and make a real change when it comes to equity within our society.

Eastern Shore Wildlife Association Lodge Receives a Breath of Fresh Air

Thu, 2017-01-19 09:00
Sean Fraser, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, today announced a $48,000 contribution through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP150) to assist in revitalizing the Eastern Shore Wildlife Association Lodge.

Government of Canada improves accessibility for Canadians with disabilities within their workplaces and communities

Tue, 2017-01-17 17:00
Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, visited the Centre for Child Development of the Lower Mainland to announce the approval of 573 Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) projects. The Minister highlighted how these projects will help strengthen the Government of Canada's commitment to ensuring greater accessibility and opportunity for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces.

Minister Qualtrough will announce Government of Canada funding that will enhance accessibility and opportunity for Canadians with disabilities

Mon, 2017-01-16 12:00
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will announce Government of Canada funding that will enhance accessibility and opportunity for Canadians with disabilities in their communities and workplaces.

Minister Qualtrough: Announcement regarding the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Mon, 2016-12-12 10:00
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the United Nations' adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. And what better way to mark this anniversary than by announcing that Canada will actively consider accession to the Optional Protocol?

Statement by Minister Qualtrough on Human Rights Day

Sat, 2016-12-10 10:00
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today issued the following statement: "Stand up for someone's rights today. As Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, I am echoing the theme of Human Rights Day, which commemorates the United Nations General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

Canadians have their say on an Accessible Canada in Vancouver and Ottawa

Thu, 2016-12-08 09:24
In the past two weeks, the Government of Canada held public sessions in Vancouver and Ottawa, as part of the consultation process to inform planned accessibility legislation. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, is leading consultations on the accessibility barriers Canadians face in their daily lives, as well as listening and engaging with Canadians on what the Government of Canada can do to address these issues.

Statement by Minister Qualtrough on International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Sat, 2016-12-03 10:00
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, today issued the following statement.

Minister Brison to Speak at Grand Opening in Newport

Thu, 2016-12-01 08:00
The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board of Canada and Member of Parliament for Kings-Hants, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), will speak at a Grand Opening in Newport.

Charting a course for tomorrow's medical breakthroughs

Thu, 2016-11-24 12:30
November 24, 2016 – Ottawa – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada - The Government of Canada is supporting innovative research projects that have the power to dramatically improve the health of Canadians.

Minister Duncan to make announcement on funding for breakthrough health science research

Wed, 2016-11-23 12:20
Ottawa, November 24, 2016-The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, will be at The Ottawa Hospital to announce an important investment that will support the health of Canadians through cutting-edge medical technologies.

Canadians have their say on an Accessible Canada in Victoria, Québec and Montréal

Fri, 2016-11-18 11:15
In the past two weeks, the Government of Canada held public sessions in Victoria, Québec and Montréal, as part of the consultation process to inform planned accessibility legislation. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, is leading consultations on the accessibility barriers Canadians face in their daily lives, as well as listening and engaging with Canadians on what the Government of Canada can do to address these issues.

New resources to help skilled Veterans build meaningful new careers

Tue, 2016-11-15 09:50
Veterans will get the information and training they need to build meaningful new careers, today announced the Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence.

Canadians have their say on an Accessible Canada in Moncton, New Brunswick, and St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Fri, 2016-11-04 16:35
In the past two weeks, the Government of Canada held public sessions in Moncton, New Brunswick, and St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, as part of the consultation process to inform planned accessibility legislation. The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, is leading consultations on the accessibility barriers Canadians face in their daily lives, as well as listening and engaging with Canadians on what the Government of Canada can do to address these issues.

First-year accomplishments by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Fri, 2016-11-04 11:30
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, today highlighted achievements over the past year that include help for middle-class families, seniors, Indigenous people and other vulnerable groups and reaffirmed his commitment to focusing on mandate priorities.

Minister Qualtrough hosts important conversation with young Canadians on the future of accessibility

Tue, 2016-11-01 09:00
Youth are key to breaking down barriers for Canadians with disabilities and creating a more accessible and inclusive Canada. That's why today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, hosted an exciting one-day national forum on accessibility with youth with disabilities and youth who have life, work or academic experience related to disabilities.

The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will host the National Youth Forum on accessibility

Tue, 2016-11-01 06:00
The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, will host the National Youth Forum on accessibility. This event, an important part of the Government's national consultation process, will inform the development of the planned accessibility legislation.