Health care workers


Miners shine spotlight on broken WSIB system

From a Hamilton Spectator opinion piece: The darkest dark exists hundreds of feet underground, pierced only by machinery and the headlamps of veterans of the deep — miners whose lives and health have too often been sacrificed to...


April 3 & 4: Gaining Ground: Women & Harm Reduction Workshop

Information from Canadian Harm Reduction Network: The workshop will have speakers on these key topics:

  • Why do women use substances?
  • Substance Use, Mothers & Child Welfare
  • Harm Reduction in a VAW...

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 17 March 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Top stories include:

Ontario housing minister vows to boost rent control after CBC Toronto...


April & May: Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO

Information from HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO): The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is pleased to announce our next series of free Public Legal Education Workshops taking place in person at our office in...


Health-care workers face 'epidemic of violence'

Ontario's nurses and personal support workers are facing an "epidemic of violence" caused by government and hospitals' failure to safeguard them from abuse, assault and sexual harassment, according to...


Toronto health officials recommend prescribing heroin to opioid addicts

In a new action plan meant to stem the growing tide of drug-overdose deaths, Toronto Public Health officials are recommending that Canada's largest city offer some drug users prescription heroin to help them manage their addictions.



Why Discrimination Is a Public Health Issue

From an article in The Tyee: The woman walked into the store, drinking a can of beer, and asked for help with her cell phone account.

Doaa Magdy politely informed her that she had to drink the beer outside.

"Fuck you,...


U of T aims to attract more black med students

From a Toronto Star article: When Dr. Lisa Robinson graduated from the University of Toronto's medical school in 1991, she was one of two black students in her class.


On this Women's Day, women should strike – for someone else

From a Globe and Mail opinion piece: The idea of a women's strike goes back at least as far as ancient Athens – in the play ...


TTC expands Wheel-Trans eligibility to include people with cognitive, sensory, or mental health disabilities

From a Toronto Star article: For Jack Fuller, taking the TTC can be an overwhelming and stressful ordeal.

The 16-year-old East York resident has been...

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