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Canada's first national accessibility law should be ready by next spring: Hehr

The federal minister responsible for crafting Canada's first national accessibility legislation says the law should be ready by next spring and should benefit not only people with disabilities, but their caregivers.

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In Sarnia's Chemical Valley, is 'toxic soup' making people sick?

In the hours before daylight on Feb. 8, 2014, toxic benzene leaking from a Sarnia chemical plant wafted toward the homes of the Sherwood Village neighbourhood in the shadow of the city's industrial stacks.

"Yeah, I can...

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People With Disabilities in Poverty Trap, Says Report

Canada is continuing to leave people with disabilities in poverty, says a report released Thursday by Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ).

The faith-based organization's annual report on poverty trends shows...

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Ontario pledges $1M to help ailing miners exposed to toxic dust

The Ontario government will commit $1 million in funding to assist Ontario miners who believe years of exposure to toxic aluminum dust left them with debilitating neurological diseases, the Star has learned

The Ministry of Labour is expected to...

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Landmark decision rules WSIB practice that limits compensation for injured migrant workers breaches the law

From an IAVGO news release: In a historic decision, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal ruled that WSIB policy breached the rights of Michael Campbell, an injured migrant worker from Jamaica. Since 2008, Mr. Campbell...

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People with mental illness too often landing in prison instead of hospitals, experts say

Brian Rose could be in prison right now. He could be languishing behind bars, his mental health spiralling downwards, his needs attended to by guards instead of psychiatrists and nurses.

Rose, 37, has paranoid...

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October - November: Provincial Launch of Advocates Against Abuse (AAA)

Information from Advocates Against Abuse: Register for a session in your community to learn how your agency can add another tool to keep people safe and obtain the complete AAA training package, for FREE, courtesy of the Ministry of...

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Government of Ontario Increasing Mental Health Services Across Province

From a Government of Ontario news release: Ontario is continuing to improve access to mental health and addictions services by expanding psychotherapy programs across the province, which will support more than 100,000 people with...

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Tenant in wheelchair faces tough choice after learning elevator repair will take five weeks

Sean Collins had to take a vacation day from work, make a plan to move in with his sister and find strong people to lift him when he realized he was stranded inside his second-storey London apartment. 

The elevator in his building is...

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Ontario Taking Steps to Increase Employment for People with Disabilities

Ontario has established a new Employers' Partnership Table to advise the government on innovative ways to connect more people with disabilities to jobs and businesses to talent.

Tracy MacCharles, Minister Responsible for Accessibility, was in...

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