- June 4, 2021
- Comments Off on Making hospital health care more accessible for persons with disabilities
The Provincial Health Care Standards Development Committee is seeking public feedback to on its recommendations to update standards in hospitals. The initial recommendations seek to increase accessibility of health care services delivered in hospitals to persons with disabilities.
- January 29, 2021
- Comments Off on Stopping Gender Discrimination at Work: Is the System Broken?
There are long-established laws aimed at protecting women from gender-based discrimination at work. However, as revealed by Robyn Doolittle at the Globe and Mail, in the most recent installment of the series, “Power Gap” (link), actually achieving a just resolution can be a challenge. » Read the rest
- November 13, 2020
- Anoop Kalsi
- Comments Off on Can you still receive Out-of-country medical funding under OHIP?
Ontarians have been able to seek reimbursement for out of country medical care in certain circumstances. On January 1, 2020 of this year, the Ontario Government eliminated this program. The removal of this out-of-country program was the subject of a legal challenge. » Read the rest
- October 9, 2020
- Laura Lepine
- Comments Off on Canadians Protected from Genetic Discrimination
Genetic testing has never been more accessible. A genetic test can tell you about your ancestry, or tell your doctor important information about your health. The information from a genetic test, however, is highly personal. It would be a breach of your privacy if that information fell into the wrong hands. » Read the rest
- September 29, 2020
- Comments Off on Get Involved: Making Positive Changes to Long-Term Care Homes
Throughout this pandemic, there has been a lot of coverage on Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), with particular focus on living conditions, death rates, and general health care of the residents.
The Seniors for Social Action (Ontario) organization has launched its new website offering information to individuals who want to be involved in making a positive change for residents in LTCHs. » Read the rest
- September 9, 2020
- Comments Off on ODSP Recipients Consider MAiD
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone. City News Toronto has written about the impact the pandemic has had on those who receive Ontario Disability Support Payments (ODSP). The article highlights how some ODSP recipients have, or are are considering applying for medical assistance in dying (MAiD). » Read the rest
- August 26, 2020
- Kimberly Srivastava
- Comments Off on Psychosis and Police: a dangerous mix
There has been a lot in the news lately about who is best positioned to respond to those experiencing a mental health crisis. “Wellness checks” are best done by those who have proper training to provide assistance to those being checked in on. » Read the rest
- August 10, 2020
- Comments Off on Have Your Say: Help Create Accessibility Standards
Accessibility Canada is looking for participants to help shape accessibility standards aimed at addressing barriers faced by Canadians with disabilities in the following areas:
- the built environment
- information and communication technologies
- communication, other than information and communication technologies
- the procurement of goods, services and facilities
- the design and delivery of programs and services
- January 28, 2020
- Comments Off on CACL and CCD forum on End of Life, Equality, and Disability
On January 30, 2020, the Canadian Association for Community Living (CACL) and the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) is hosting a national forum on medical assistance in dying (MAiD). This forum will discuss the critical balance between the right to autonomy and the right to equality guaranteed in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. » Read the rest
- May 14, 2019
- Anoop Kalsi
- Comments Off on Long-Term Disability Claims: Successful claim for a Single Father with PTSD
Share Lawyers had published an article on their website in February about a single father of two, suffering from PTSD, who was successful in obtaining his Long-Term Disability benefits.
You can read this article here (link).