Persons with disabilities


'Serving is my favourite part': Markham cafe gives back, one java at a time

“It's not about the coffee, but the hands that serve,” that's the motto at Wayne's cup cafe in Markham.

It's the shop's creed for a good reason, because much of the experience of...


Being on social assistance draws more spite than race, colour, gender . . . but not more than being Muslim: survey

While racial profiling and sexual harassment may have grabbed the public spotlight, being poor and living on assistance is more likely to elicit hostility and prejudice than race, skin colour or gender — although being Muslim...


CRA to review disability tax credit applications after backlash from diabetics

After months of criticism and accusations it lied to disability advocates, the Canada Revenue Agency is reverting to a previous interpretation of a tax credit used by diabetics and will review applications denied since May 2017.

Liberal MP...


Advocates demand Lyft meet same accessibility standards as rival Uber

Local advocates who pushed Uber to up its game on accessibility are urging Lyft, which enters the Toronto market in December, to do the same.


Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act Wallet Cards Now Available

From a Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network news release: With Canada's fatal overdose crisis...


Advocate for Protections for Vulnerable Ontarians

A Bill from Welland MPP Cindy Forster designed to protect vulnerable adults and seniors in Supportive Living Accommodations (SLAs) is stalled in the Ontario legislature.

Bill 135, the Protecting Vulnerable Persons in Supportive Living...


How are women with disabilities affected by violence that is different from other women?

From a Q&A between Legal Aid Ontario and Family Service Toronto: Often overlooked, women with disabilities can experience unique types of abuse. According to one study, women with disabilities are two times as likely to report...


Ontario will limit its prosecution of HIV non-disclosure cases

The Ontario government announced Friday, World AIDS day, that Crown attorneys will no longer prosecute cases of HIV-positive individuals who don't disclose their status to their sexual partner, where the individual has a...


Toronto needs wider, unobstructed sidewalks, disability and pedestrian advocates say

As she navigates Toronto's sidewalks, Yin Brown finds herself dodging a dizzying array of obstacles.

"I smash into patio fences, trip over cafe chairs, get stuck in bicycle racks, walk into trees and even knock down seniors," said the president...


Feds pledge to fund mercury treatment facility in Grassy Narrows First Nation

The federal government has committed to funding a treatment centre for an Ontario community plagued by mercury contamination, says Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister.

Fobister said Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott delivered the news...

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