Articles about ‘Accommodations’

Federal COVID-19 Supports for Canadians with Disabilities are Too Little, Too Late, Advocates Say

  • September 25, 2020
  • BakerLaw
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Among those severely impacted by the pandemic, Canadians with disabilities have been the hardest-hit. CBC News has reported on recent calls by disability advocates for the federal government to better support this group, which has been struggling with new barriers created by the pandemic. » Read the rest

Back to School Update for Private and Independent Schools

  • August 27, 2020
  • Amanda Dimilta
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On August 25, 2020, education law expert Eric Roher of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP led a discussion regarding school re-opening plans for private and independent schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. The webinar provided a helpful summary of the recent regulations, guidelines and announcements which impact re-opening plans for schools. » Read the rest

The Vital Importance of Accommodations: Everyone Deserves a Chance

  • August 19, 2019
  • BakerLaw
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The following are comments written by Dr. Donna Ouchterlony, M.D., who has practiced in the field of Neurorehabilitation for over 30 years, and who acted as an expert in the case described below.

I was in practice for 50 years and for most of that time I was rehabilitating people with multiple disabilities. » Read the rest

Report from the CHRC: Challenges faced by persons with disabilities in employment

  • August 15, 2019
  • Anoop Kalsi
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In January 2019, the Canadian Human Rights Commission released a report regarding challenges that persons with disabilities continue to face when looking for work, when seeking workplace accommodations, and when trying to advance in their careers.

You can read this report here (link).

CBC covers our clients’ fight for more accessible software in the federal public service

  • June 19, 2017
  • BakerLaw
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The CBC published a story about our client’s case against the federal government regarding inaccessible internal government software and websites. You can read the full CBC story here (link). Our client, a long-time federal public servant with a disability, faced barriers with widely-used software in public service. » Read the rest

VIA Rail Changes its Policies on Mobility Devices on its Trains

  • May 23, 2017
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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As a result of our clients’ successful litigation at the Canadian Transportation Agency, VIA Rail proposed revisions to its policy regarding mobility devices to now permit two devices to be tied down on its trains. Previously, VIA’s policy only permitted one mobility device at a time to be tied down on its trains. » Read the rest

Married Couple Able to Travel Together on VIA Rail Trains

  • April 28, 2017
  • Kimberly Srivastava
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Our clients are celebrating a major victory over VIA Rail.

Our clients, are husband and wife and are both persons with disabilities who use scooters to assist in their mobility. VIA Rail trains only have one tie-down space per train and as a result, our clients have been forced to travel separately or risk damage to their scooters by having them stowed improperly. » Read the rest

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