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CCD Seeking an Accessible and Inclusive Post-COVID-19 World: No New Barriers!

For immediate release | September 15, 2021 The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), a national non-partisan human rights organization for persons with disabilities, seeks to learn from Canada’s political parties during the election campaign about their plans to ensure Canada rebuilds itself after COVID- 19 in a way that promotes the human rights of persons with disabilities. In addition to its own direct spending, the federal government will also transfer funds for reconstruction efforts to other levels of government and to civil society organizations. “Regardless of who implements a federally funded post-COVID-19 initiative, ‘No New Barriers’ should be the… Read More »CCD Seeking an Accessible and Inclusive Post-COVID-19 World: No New Barriers!

What Are Canada’s Political Parties Plans Concerning Inclusive Emergency Preparedness?

For immediate release | September 17, 2021 The past few months have made clear the importance of inclusive emergency preparedness for people with disabilities living in Canada. Emergency management is a fundamental responsibility of the Government of Canada and a collective responsibility of all institutions of the federal government. The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD), a national, non-partisan human rights organization seeking an accessible and inclusive Canada, calls on all federal parties to share their plans to ensure that people with disabilities do not are not forgotten during planning processes for future emergencies or left out in disasters. “We… Read More »What Are Canada’s Political Parties Plans Concerning Inclusive Emergency Preparedness?

Mission Possible: Achieving Health Equity through Inclusive Public Health Practice | Blogs

This month we celebrate the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the most comprehensive federal disability rights law that helps ensure equal access. On a beautiful spring morning, with the fresh air and the sun gently shining, a father gathers a backpack of daily essentials and maneuvers his wheelchair towards the front door with his young daughter on his lap. Together, the two exit the house and make their way to the neighborhood sidewalks on their way to a nearby community playground. But despite the best intentions and due to community design, it encounters barrier after barrier,… Read More »Mission Possible: Achieving Health Equity through Inclusive Public Health Practice | Blogs

The Key to Unlocking the Return to Work, Making it Inclusive for Everyone

There is no doubt that the workplace has changed parcel over the past year – and in a way most of us probably never anticipated! We’ve all gotten used to Zoom meetings, four-legged four-legged colleagues barking during presentations, and that awkward line between ‘work day’ and ‘real life’. The transition has not been easy, but from my perspective as a universal and inclusive design consultant, I think there is a silver lining here. We have all realized our power to be creative and to adapt our environments to make them work better for us. We learned how to turn Amazon… Read More »The Key to Unlocking the Return to Work, Making it Inclusive for Everyone

What Breastfeeding Looks Like: Diverse, Inclusive, Supportive

Images courtesy of @decuirinducinglactationstory, Gosia, @adaptiveparentproject, Kimberly, @nina_tame, @hamofcydonia Do you see people like you on our website or in our social media posts? As a charitable organization, we constantly strive to be as inclusive and diverse as possible in our content, as part of our commitment to provide support to all families, regardless of age, disability, gender. , their race, religion or beliefs, gender or sexuality. orientation. But we are painfully aware of the homogeneity of the images of breastfeeding. In the top 20 results of a Google image search for “breastfeeding,” there was only one image that did… Read More »What Breastfeeding Looks Like: Diverse, Inclusive, Supportive

How inclusive voluntary national reviews can help us work towards the SDGs | Blogs

Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) exist to examine how countries are progressing towards achieving the goals of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sightsavers has played an active role working with partners in 17 countries to promote the participation of people with disabilities in national development planning processes. At this week’s High Level Political Forum, hosted by the United Nations in New York, I attended a virtual session on the voluntary national review process and how making VNR inclusive can advance the achievement of the SDGs. The main point highlighted by several of the panelists was the critical importance of ensuring meaningful… Read More »How inclusive voluntary national reviews can help us work towards the SDGs | Blogs

Shopping For Old Navy Plus Size Clothing Just Became More Inclusive

You can now buy plus size Old Navy clothing in stores up to size 28 and online up to size 30. Oldnavy.com Old Navy is finally joining the program and eliminating the separation of its plus size clothing in-store and online. They have listened to consumers and will now carry all styles for women in sizes 0-30 online and 0-28 in store. by really making a mark size included. This month they presented their new #Bodequality campaign and called it a fashion revolution. Oldnavy.com While this is great news for the plus size community, it shouldn’t be seen as revolutionary.… Read More »Shopping For Old Navy Plus Size Clothing Just Became More Inclusive

What We Love From Girl With Curves QVC Size Inclusive Line

Influencer turned clothing designer Tanesha Awasthi is back with a new Girl With Curves collection. And he has an official home at QVC. In 2018, Tanesha made the first influencer collaboration with Bryant Street. After a successful collection, she officially launched her “Girl With Curves” clothing line in 2019. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Girl With Curves / QVC Girl With Curves clothing line at QVC It has been two years since we have heard from the brand. This month, Tanesha announced on her Instagram account that she would be creating a clothing brand exclusive to QVC. “The Girl With Curves… Read More »What We Love From Girl With Curves QVC Size Inclusive Line

LGBTQ Inclusive Picture Books for Babies and Toddlers

Hardcover books are an amazing way to show babies and toddlers windows to families different from theirs, and mirrors of families that are like theirs. Here are some of my favorite hardcover books that celebrate the LGTBQIA + families! Colors of pride is an adorable photo book that takes you through all the colors of the pride flag with happy, cute kids and affirmative messages! Photo-based books are great for babies who are developing their social skills to both recognize and relate to people who are like their family and also see and become familiar with people who are different… Read More »LGBTQ Inclusive Picture Books for Babies and Toddlers

LGBTQ Inclusive Picture Books for Babies and Toddlers

Hardcover books are an amazing way to show babies and toddlers windows to families different from theirs, and mirrors of families that are like theirs. Here are some of my favorite hardcover books that celebrate the LGTBQIA + families! Colors of pride is an adorable photo book that takes you through all the colors of the pride flag with happy, cute kids and affirmative messages! Photo-based books are great for babies who are developing their social skills to both recognize and relate to people who are like their family and also see and become familiar with people who are different… Read More »LGBTQ Inclusive Picture Books for Babies and Toddlers

Adopting Technology Allows For A More Inclusive Service Experience

Sep 232021 Adoption of technology enables a more inclusive service experience Nicole leisle By Nicole Leisle, Vice President of Product Marketing, Centripoint. Organizations that serve adults with disabilities often operate on shoestring budgets, forcing expenses to be kept to a minimum and technological advancements are not a priority. Many still use legacy systems and processes that require manual entry, whether that’s writing it down on a piece of paper or typing it into Excel. This is an inefficient mode of operation and often results in many errors that impact the person served. While technology can be seen as a costly… Read More »Adopting Technology Allows For A More Inclusive Service Experience

Iran, Tajikistan FMs stress need for establishment of inclusive Afghan government

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin stressed the importance of establishing an inclusive government in Afghanistan that represents all ethnic groups, while calling for the sending of ‘humanitarian aid in the war-torn country. During a meeting in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, on Friday evening, Amir-Abdollahian said that forming an inclusive government, involving representatives of all Afghan ethnic groups, would be the only way to restore stability and peace. peace and promote development in Afghanistan. The United States and a number of its allies invaded Afghanistan and overthrew a Taliban regime there in late 2001… Read More »Iran, Tajikistan FMs stress need for establishment of inclusive Afghan government

Iran president, Pakistan PM confer on forming inclusive Afghan govt.

Forming an inclusive government and preventing foreign interference is key to solving Afghanistan’s problems, Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi said during his meeting with Pakistani prime minister. Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi is in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, to attend the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). On the sidelines of the summit, President Raeisi met and spoke with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Welcoming the valuable potential for expanding relations between Tehran and Islamabad, Raeisi added at the meeting: “Improving border security will lead to the expansion of economic interactions and the development of border areas.” Forming an inclusive… Read More »Iran president, Pakistan PM confer on forming inclusive Afghan govt.

Iran slams Panjshir ‘fratricide’, urges inclusive Afghan government

Iran’s permanent representative to the UN has censured the recent attack on the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan as “unjustifiable and condemnable fratricide” that runs counter to the position of the international community. “The recent unjustifiable and fratricidal attack condemned in Panjshir is at odds with the united position of the international community, according to which any government which comes to power in Afghanistan by force will not be recognized,” Majid Takht-Ravanchi said on Thursday. ‘a press conference. United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan. Takht-Ravanchi said that the way to stability, lasting peace and sustainable… Read More »Iran slams Panjshir ‘fratricide’, urges inclusive Afghan government

Inclusive Workforce: Start With Inclusive Job Postings

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Estimated reading time: 5 minutes We don’t need statistics to remind us how difficult recruiting is right now. What we need is solutions. There are many suggestions including paying more, offering flexibility, better benefits and training opportunities, etc. All of these things are great to promote in your recruiting marketing. But organizations must get people to see in fact their job offers. If I’m a candidate and don’t know your job, then I don’t know if you have all of these great benefits. I recently got my hands on a new… Read More »Inclusive Workforce: Start With Inclusive Job Postings

Tehran welcoming formation of inclusive govt. in Afghanistan

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Speaking in his weekly press on Monday, the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry referred to recent developments in Afghanistan, saying the Islamic Republic of Iran is closely monitoring developments. “We are in contact with all parties in Afghanistan,” Saeed Khatibzadeh said. He added: “There is no military solution to the problems in Afghanistan and all groups and parties must resolve the problems through negotiation and dialogue. Affirming that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported the Afghan people over the past 40 years, the Iranian diplomat added: “We will… Read More »Tehran welcoming formation of inclusive govt. in Afghanistan

People Behind CSR at Cisco: How Cisco drives an inclusive, sustainable future through the circular economy

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Welcome to our blog series on people behind corporate social responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. Each blog in this series will highlight a different Cisco employee who works closely with CSR initiatives across the company. Enabling an inclusive future for all requires that we take care of the planet we all share and do our part to address global challenges. A key principle of this is to enable a circular economy, moving from a linear economy where products are developed with the expectation of single use, to a circular model of conservation,… Read More »People Behind CSR at Cisco: How Cisco drives an inclusive, sustainable future through the circular economy

Wray, A Plus Size Inclusive Indie Brand Making It’s Mark on Fashion

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY by Mya Prize, https://www.instagram.com/morethanyouraverage/ Have you checked out the latest size-inclusive independent brands that are making their mark in fashion? In addition to that, what words come out of your thinking about independent brands? The simplest definition of an independent brand is an independent brand that is not part of a larger scale brand or parent company. When it comes to large independent brands to have on your radar, there is a growing list of brands that I have identified over the past few years, but today I am highlighting the… Read More »Wray, A Plus Size Inclusive Indie Brand Making It’s Mark on Fashion

Making Communities Socially Inclusive for Older Adults

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY Allies in aging July 12, 2021July 14, 2021 The World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Cities report says, “Social participation and social support are linked to good health and well-being across the lifespan. Since humans are social creatures, inclusion or a sense of community is the key to a long and fulfilling life. Most of us enjoy spending time with our friends, family and colleagues. Beyond family and friends, socializing can also include participating in a wide range of activities. Agricultural markets Participating in local activities is a great way for elders and… Read More »Making Communities Socially Inclusive for Older Adults

Federal Budget invests in a more Just and Inclusive Canada

GET TONE AND FIT FASTER TIPS OF THE DAY The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically disrupted our economy, as well as the social fabric and infrastructure that unites us as a country. The past year has been incredibly difficult for all of us, both personally and professionally, but it has only reconfirmed for all of us that the work of the Center for Sexuality has never been more important. This week, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland tabled the Federal Budget, Canada’s first budget tabled by a woman Minister of Finance. This budget puts Canada on a path… Read More »Federal Budget invests in a more Just and Inclusive Canada

How to Create LGBTQ+ Inclusive Classrooms

Educators have an important role to play in essential conversations with students about identity, inclusiveness and acceptance. But figuring out what action to take can be a challenge. To help with this important work, we asked LGBTQ + teacher-authors, “How can educators create inclusive LGBTQ + classrooms where students can feel supported?” Read on for their recommendations. 5 Ways to Create More LGBTQ + Inclusive Classrooms Here are some ideas from LGBTQ + teacher-authors on how you could create and facilitate a more inclusive classroom. Highlight the missing stories and voices in your program. When choosing reading material in the… Read More »How to Create LGBTQ+ Inclusive Classrooms

Better Together for Inclusive Sizes

job July 23, 2021 Sizes DD and up? We got you. Better bras meet inclusive personal styling service (sizes 10 to 32), we’ve partnered with Dia & Co to solve second layer styling issues starting with the first layer. Second layer problem: uncomfortable lumps and bumps. First layer solution: The straps that dig into the shoulders, that dreaded side spill, and that cup overflow can all lead to that “why is everything so bumpy!” Feeling. the 24 / 7® Classic T-Shirt Bra hugs your unique shape and creates a smooth silhouette no matter which top you wear. But this Dia… Read More »Better Together for Inclusive Sizes

LGBTQ Inclusive Picture Books for Babies and Toddlers

Hardcover books are an amazing way to show babies and toddlers windows to families different from theirs, and mirrors of families that are like theirs. Here are some of my favorite hardcover books that celebrate the LGTBQIA + families! Colors of pride is an adorable photo book that takes you through all the colors of the pride flag with happy, cute kids and affirmative messages! Photo-based books are great for babies who are developing their social skills to both recognize and relate to people who are like their family and also see and become familiar with people who are different… Read More »LGBTQ Inclusive Picture Books for Babies and Toddlers

We Need Inclusive Fitness! – the fuck it diet®

Podcast: Play in a new window | Download Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Android | Stapler | Today I’m talking to Larkin Silverman aka vinyasavixen about inclusive fitness, trauma-aware fitness, tall pregnancy and more! Find the Larkin site Find Larkin on instagram Also find Kate Brosnan, RD, the author of the email I read in today’s episode! Sponsor of this episode: Dr DiNezza and FODMAP Liberté It’s for peeps with IBS! Here’s the truth: While the low-FODMAP diet offers temporary relief, it’s not about why you get IBS in the first place. FODMAP Freedom in 90 Days… Read More »We Need Inclusive Fitness! – the fuck it diet®