Disability

This month a group of students with complex needs at École Secondaire Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School went on an overnight camping trip to Camp Cadicasu, in Kananaskis County. (Contributed)
This month a group of students with complex needs at École Secondaire Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School went on an overnight camping trip to Camp Cadicasu, in Kananaskis County. (Contributed)

Red Deer students learn the skills needed for camping

‘It was an amazing opportunity to build independence’

 

Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion Minister Carla Qualtrough smiles as she speaks to media after tabling a bill in the House of Commons Thursday, June 2, 2022 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Bill to create Canada Disability Benefit reintroduced but with few details

Canada Disability Benefit is to be modelled after the Guaranteed Income Supplement

 

A report by the B.C. ombudsperson says the province kept federal money for almost three years that should have been passed along to the caregiving grandparents of a disabled girl. (Pixabay photo)

‘Disturbing’ case highlights inequity in disability benefit: B.C. ombudsperson

B.C. acted unjustly, delaying thousands of dollars in federal payments to disabled girl’s caregivers

 

Brad Bartko is pictured in Edmonton on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Bartko says he has to visit about 30 bars in Edmonton before he finds one that just might work for date night with his wife. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Man in wheelchair making Edmonton accessible one bar at a time

Man in wheelchair making Edmonton accessible one bar at a time

Brad Bartko is pictured in Edmonton on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Bartko says he has to visit about 30 bars in Edmonton before he finds one that just might work for date night with his wife. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
The Strum and Drum program will restart this fall on Wednesdays at the Northside Community Centre, as well as other inclusive, free drop-in programs. (Advocate file photo)
The Strum and Drum program will restart this fall on Wednesdays at the Northside Community Centre, as well as other inclusive, free drop-in programs. (Advocate file photo)
FILE - In this June 21, 2021, file photo, Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto listens to International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parson, on a screen, during a five-party online meeting at Harumi Island Triton Square Tower Y in Tokyo. The opening next week of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo is being used as a stage to launch a human rights movement aimed at the world’s 1.2 billion people with disabilities.(Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP, File)

‘WeThe15’ stresses rights of 1.2 billion with disabilities

‘WeThe15’ stresses rights of 1.2 billion with disabilities

FILE - In this June 21, 2021, file photo, Tokyo 2020 President Seiko Hashimoto listens to International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Andrew Parson, on a screen, during a five-party online meeting at Harumi Island Triton Square Tower Y in Tokyo. The opening next week of the Paralympic Games in Tokyo is being used as a stage to launch a human rights movement aimed at the world’s 1.2 billion people with disabilities.(Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Until recently MicKaylehea Kien, of Red Deer, said she has been able to use her electric scooter at the local Tim Horton’s drive-thru. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer woman on mobility scooter denied service at drive-thru

Ordering inside a safer alternative, says Tim Hortons

Until recently MicKaylehea Kien, of Red Deer, said she has been able to use her electric scooter at the local Tim Horton’s drive-thru. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Nate Collier, 8, of Red Deer, is a partial left hand amputee and is eligible for financial assistance for artificial limbs and adaptive devices, as well as peer support, through The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. (Photo contributed)
Nate Collier, 8, of Red Deer, is a partial left hand amputee and is eligible for financial assistance for artificial limbs and adaptive devices, as well as peer support, through The War Amps Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program. (Photo contributed)
A GoFundMe with a goal of $150,000 has been set up to raise money for Camp LG Barnes located on Gull Lake. (Photo contributed)
A GoFundMe with a goal of $150,000 has been set up to raise money for Camp LG Barnes located on Gull Lake. (Photo contributed)
N.S. woman with intellectual disability recounts quest for release from hospital

N.S. woman with intellectual disability recounts quest for release from hospital

HALIFAX — A woman with intellectual disabilities who languished for 15 years…

N.S. woman with intellectual disability recounts quest for release from hospital
Survivors slam disabilities minister; Hehr sorry for ‘insulting’ comments

Survivors slam disabilities minister; Hehr sorry for ‘insulting’ comments

OTTAWA — A contrite-sounding Kent Hehr publicly apologized Tuesday to a group…

Survivors slam disabilities minister; Hehr sorry for ‘insulting’ comments