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Panel Discussion on Representing Clients with Disabilities

  • March 29, 2016
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The Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) is hosting a panel discussion on representing clients with disabilities.

The panel on Providing Accessible and Quality Legal Services to Clients with Disabilities will take place at 12pm on April 8th, 2016.

The Panel will feature Andrew Astritis, Laila Demirdache and Caterina Galati. » Read the rest

TDSB Discriminated Against Student with Mental Health Disability

  • January 22, 2016
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A while ago, bakerlaw accepted a client who had a mental health disability and had to be removed from a Toronto District School Board school because it was not providing him with the supports and accommodations he required.

In this case, the Tribunal found that the TDSB discriminated against a student by failing to provide him with the support that he needed for his anxiety and depression. » Read the rest

Discriminatory Post-Secondary Albatross Removed!

  • January 21, 2016
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Recently, bakerlaw settled a case for its client who was unable to return to school because she had previously failed a class as a result of a lack of disability supports. At the time, the student did not realize she had a disability. » Read the rest

Life Gift by Audrey King

  • January 20, 2016
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My purpose in making this video is to inform those with authority, influence and decision making powers… (e.g. educators, health care professionals, parents ) that life is valuable, regardless of circumstance.

Even with severe disability, the goals, achievements and pleasures of life are entirely possible. » Read the rest

Getting students with disabilities back to school: challenging suspensions and expulsions

  • December 16, 2015
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When a student with a disability has been suspended, expelled, or excluded from school the process for challenging this decision can be complicated and frustrating. Bakerlaw has been involved in getting many students back to school through both the human rights and the school board processes. » Read the rest

Out-of-country medical care for youth with mental health disabilities

  • November 25, 2015
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Bakerlaw has been extensively involved in filing applications with OHIP for out-of-country treatment, as well as filing appeals of negative OHIP decisions to the Health Services Appeal and Review Board. Many of our clients have been adolescents and young adults with complex mental health disabilities who urgently require residential treatment in specialized facilities in the United States. » Read the rest

Alberta Disability Forum’s “Dialogue on Health and Physician-Assisted Dying”

  • October 30, 2015
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On October 29, 2015, David Baker participated in the Alberta Disability Forum’s “Dialogue on Health and Physician-Assisted Dying” alongside Dr. Eric Wasylenko.

Dr. Wasylenko is a palliative care physician in the Calgary area, and a clinical ethicist with the Health Quality Council of Alberta.  » Read the rest

Proposal for the Changing Workplace Review Initiative

  • October 21, 2015
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David Baker and previous bakerlaw associate Meryl Gary (Lancaster House), Wade Poziomka (Ross & McBride LLP), and Karen Segal (Lancaster House) have together drafted a proposal regarding the Changing Workplaces Review. This Review was tasked with “engaging openly with Ontarians to consider actions that will support labour and employment law reforms” and with “building a fair and inclusive society”. » Read the rest

New OHRC report on persons with mental health and addiction disabilities

  • October 15, 2015
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On October 5, 2015, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released a new report, ‘By the numbers – a statistical profile of people with mental health and addiction disabilities in Ontario.’

To review the report, click here (link to report).

For more information on your rights with respect to mental health and addiction disabilities, please contact us (link ). » Read the rest

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