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Canadians with disabilities left out of federal coronavirus pandemic funding

Canadians with disabilities left out of federal coronavirus pandemic funding

OPSEU Disability Rights Caucus, Caucus des personnes handicapees du SEFPO
OPSEU Disability Rights Caucus, Caucus des personnes handicapees du SEFPO
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“Canadians with disabilities make up 22 per cent of the general population, many of whom do not qualify for CERB,” said Krista Carr, executive vice-president of the Canadian Association for Community Living, which works on behalf of Canadians with intellectual disabilities and their families. She suggested that at least 22 per cent of the $350-million federal fund for groups that support vulnerable populations should also go to disability organizations.

Read the full article on the website of the Huffington Post.