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Here, you will find items of interest that have come to the attention of the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians, and which we believe would be interesting or beneficial for blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians to know about.

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Research on women with disabilities in the north: FemNorthNet Materials

We are distributing the following information at the request of FemNorthNet.

The Feminist Northern Network (FemNorthNet) is a research alliance based at the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) with multiple partnerships, including in three northern communities – Thompson MB, Happy Valley-Goose Bay NL and Labrador West NL. Our research explores how new economic development in Northern Canada is changing communities socially, economically, and culturally. Our focus is how these changes affect diverse Northern women. We know there is a downside to "up" that cannot be ignored.

One of the groups that have been most affected by these changes are women with disabilities, but little is known about their specific experiences.

Southeast Kootenay School District seeking a Special Education Assistant (Deaf and Blind, Elementary School)

Posting: C16/17-003
Start Date: 06-Sep-2016
Date of Notice: 19-Apr-2016
Closing Date: 19-May-2016 12:00

Position: Educ. Asst. Specialized (79)
Location: Frank J Mitchell Elementary
Assignment Type: Permanent
Hours: 28.7500

EDUCATION ASSISTANT - SPECIALIZED - INTERVENOR

SECOND REPOSTED - Round C3

POSITION: This position is temporary/permanent as indicated above or until the return of incumbent.

HOURS OF WORK: Ten month per year position. When school is in session for students.

WAGE RATE: As per C.U.P.E Local 4165 Agreement

DUTIES: As per C.U.P.E.

"About Employment" Documentary featuring AEBC member Yin Brown wins TVO Short Docs Contest!

On April 4, a panel of judges convened at TVO’s Toronto offices to screen the 33 semifinalists for the Short Docs Contest 2016. 10 finalists in this year’s contest, whose theme is Shared Values, were announced. One of the films, About Employment, features AEBC member Yin Brown, her job search, and the issues of employment for people who are blind in Canada.

After 11 days of public voting, TVO has announced that "About Employment" has been selected as the first prize winner.

For more information, or to watch the documentary, visit:

http://tvo.org/article/current-affairs/shared-values/and-the-tvo-short-doc-contest-winners-are

Council of Canadians with Disabilities Celebrating 40 Years!

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) was founded in 1976 as an organization of people with disabilities working for people with disabilities. CCD was first known as the Coalition of Provincial Organizations of the Handicapped (COPOH), but, in 1994, when its membership structure changed to include national organizations of people with disabilities, a new name was adopted - the Council of Canadians with Disabilities.

We have been working in a nonpartisan manner for equal access to the same opportunities as Canadians without disabilities - opportunities to go to school, to work, to volunteer, to have a family, and to participate in our communities.

NEADS seeks financial aid stories from college or university students with disabilities

Do you have stories of challenges you have faced in getting financial aid to support your college or university studies, as a student with a disability?

If so, we want to hear from you! The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) is collecting student narratives on the difficulties of navigating Canada's student financial aid system. We are especially interested in your experiences with government grants and loans programs.

Donate Aeroplan miles to the AEBC!

The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians is officially a member of the Participating Charities program on Aeroplan’s charitable pooling web site.

Besides providing miles to attend our AGM’s, these miles can also be used for other tangible rewards which AEBC could raffle as prizes.

Further, there is no charge for donating miles. If one was to transfer miles to a friend, the per mile charge is almost prohibitive so if anyone has a friend who has Aeroplan miles they do not intend to use during the next few months, please encourage them to donate them to the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians. Let your friends know that if they do not use their miles within a twelve month period that they are removed from their account.

University of Montreal's "Visual Impairment & Rehabilitation" Program (in English) now accepting applications

We are pleased to announce a new option in the Master of Science program. This option, offered in English by the School of Optometry at the University of Montreal, is called Visual Impairment & Rehabilitation.

This program produces professionals who provide rehabilitation services to people of all ages who are blind or who have low vision. There are three concentrations (or tracks) in the program, enabling one to specialize in Low Vision, Orientation & Mobility, or Vision Rehabilitation Therapy.

The first English cohort will begin the program in September, 2016. Given the very recent approval of the program, we will work with potential candidates to accelerate the admission process.

The 2016 census is coming: What you need to know

Canada’s next census will be conducted in May 2016. Early in May, census packages will be delivered to households across Canada, providing residents with the information they need to complete their questionnaire online or on paper.

Completed questionnaires will provide valuable information that will be used by all levels of government to make decisions about your neighbourhood and community. Information obtained through the census is needed to plan services such as child care, schooling, family services, housing, public transportation and skills training for employment.

Every person, young and old, must be included in the 2016 Census.

Starting May 2, 2016, you can call the Census Help Line (CHL) at 1-855-700-2016, Monday to Friday between 8 a.m.

Call for Proposals: Cripping the Arts in Canada - Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

Until very recently, disability, crip, D/deaf, and Mad arts (d/c/D/M arts) have been included in the art world in such a way that normalizes us as outsides rather than meaningfully propels our art sector. Categorizations of our art as ‘outsider art’ or ‘art brut’ have delegitimized our artistic voices and depoliticized our art (Gorman, 2007); inaccessible environments, equipment, technology, and programming have excluded us from artistic development and cultural participation; systemic ableism and institutionalized poverty have prevented us from accessing the funding needed to sustain our artistic practice. In the midst of such an inhospitable environment, we have maintained our art histories, practices, and communities.