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December 5: Legal Assistance of Windsor hosts the official launch of The I∙Decide Project

Information from Legal Assistance of Windsor: Join us for the official launch of The I∙Decide Project hosted by Legal Assistance of Windsor at the Capitol Theatre!

This unique celebration takes place during the week...

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Is Ontario failing adults with developmental disabilities?

From TVO.org: It's 9 p.m., and Ijeoma Ross and Mark Daprato are getting their 20-year-old son, Deane, ready for bed at their home in Toronto. They listen to Deane's favourite drumbeats, then fill his feeding tube with water and three...

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'Why not me?': People with disabilities in Thunder Bay voice concerns about accessibility act

The height of hotel beds, the placement of automatic door buttons, the little step-up in doorways were among the issued raised by the 26 people registered to speak Tuesday at public hearings in Thunder Bay into the Accessibility for Ontarians...

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November 5: ARCH Presents an Information Session: Accessible Transportation for Persons with Vision Disabilities

Information from ARCH Disability Law Centre: Presentations by: Mariam Shanouda, ARCH Staff Lawyer, and Jessica De Marinis: ARCH Staff Lawyer
 
RSVP by November 12th, 2018 to Yangtzee Tamang ...

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Ottawa short-changed more than 270,000 veterans on pensions, disability payments

More than 270,000 ex-soldiers were short-changed by Veterans Affairs Canada for over eight years because of an accounting error worth at least $165 million, CBC News has learned.

The mistake was uncovered by the veterans ombudsman's office,...

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Supervised injection sites face new roadblocks in Toronto with provincial guidelines

Life-saving overdose prevention sites risk being shut down amid an ongoing opioid crisis after Premier Doug Ford's government introduced new rules that front line workers say create unnecessary barriers.

The Ford government launched a...

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Disability groups from across Canada write open letter to government calling for improvements to Bill C-81-Accessible Canada Act

Provincial and national disability rights organizations have written to express their concerns regarding Bill C-81. In the letter to the federal government, they list their concerns and ask that amendments be added to remedy these concerns.

If...

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Ontario to keep funding supervised drug consumption sites, health minister says

Ontario will keep funding supervised drug consumption sites, but their focus will change to help users receive treatment and get rehabilitated, Health Minister Christine Elliott said Monday morning.

Existing sites will also have to...

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Cannabis in Canada

A backgrounder from Health Canada with facts and answers about legal cannabis in Canada. Note that the backgrounder was produced in June 2018 and has some references that are pre-legalization.

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How One Researcher Is Blocking the Road from Hospital to Homelessness

From an article in The Tyee: Cheryl Forchuk has studied homelessness for almost 20 years. But in the last few years she has focused on breaking the link between a stay in hospital or psychiatric ward and homelessness, a reality...

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