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Family and household resources were critical to individuals who struggled with both employment income and savings during COVID-19. (Shutterstock)

For Canadians with disabilities, multiple types of support were important during COVID-19

Supports that were crucial in helping Canadians with disabilities stay afloat during COVID-19 are no longer available, causing concern from many about their economic future.
Giving greater visibility to paralympic sports is only part of what is needed to make inclusivity a reality for all. HelloWorld Images | Alamy

London 2012’s legacy boosted Paralympic sport, but disabled people’s lives have worsened

Mega-events like the Olympics have the potential to start important conversations around societal change. But improving the lives of disabled people takes much more than that.
Sturdy yet flexible, hygienic, disposable, readily available and cheap … the plastic straw is better than any eco-alternative for many disabled folks. (Shutterstock)

Disability rights don’t have to clash with environmental responsibility

Placing plastic straws, a life sustaining accessibility tool, under the same restrictions for sale as tobacco products is overly harsh, and detrimental to the dignity and inclusion of disabled people

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