Breaking through barriers for workers
who have children with special needs

Welcome to Special Needs and Moving On Projects!

Special Needs & Moving On projectsThe Special Needs and Moving On Projects provide resources and support for workers at the post office whose children have disabilities. The projects are available to members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Union of Postal Communications Employees (Public Service Alliance of Canada). The Special Needs Project is geared to families with young children; the Moving On Project is for adult sons and daughters with special needs. Life is more demanding when you work and have a child with special needs. Learn more about our Special Needs and Moving On projects.


Active/Safe Routes to School

Over the past two decades, school commuting patterns have changed. In Canada, neighbourhood schools report more than 50% of the student body are frequently chauffeured to school by parents. Some are beginning to question both the short and long term consequences of these practices. There are serious traffic safety concerns associated with this trend that have significant impacts on children and youth, their parents, families and communities at large. Traffic injuries are already the leading cause of serious injury and death among school-aged children and youth. The purpose of this important report is to review child/youth risk factors associated with active transportation to and from school and to develop recommendations to promote safe routes.


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