Persons with disabilities


Teen gets three-year sentence in 'devastating' foster home fire that killed two people

An Indigenous youth with severe mental health challenges has received the maximum three-year sentence for setting a fire that killed two people in a Lindsay-area foster home.

The sentence was...


Sorry, you might not be allowed to smoke pot in your condo

When cannabis is legalized across Canada, Toronto condo dwellers eager to light up inside their homes may see that dream go up in smoke.

In Toronto, some condo boards are planning to ban smoking weed inside both individual units and on...


Toronto businessman's companies owe more than $23M in mortgage, contracts, employee wages

Dozens of employees, a handful of companies, a landlord and a mortgage lender are owed a total of more than $23 million by companies owned by Toronto businessman Anchuan Jiang — a CBC Toronto investigation has found.

Former employees of...


Canadians with a disability almost twice as likely to be victims of violent crime

Canadians with a disability are almost twice as likely to be victims of a violent crime, according to Statistics Canada.

The 2014 data from the General Social Survey on Canadians' Safety released Thursday shows that nearly four in 10 ...


Employers are firing injured workers unjustly — and getting away with it

An injured steel worker fired for taking a side job in exchange for food, after his employer didn't pay him and he couldn't afford to eat.

An injured autoworker fired for failing to meet production targets, after her employer assigned her a "...


Advocates question independence of provincial accessibility review

Accessibility advocates are questioning the Wynne government's recent appointment of former lieutenant-governor David Onley to lead the next independent review of Ontario's landmark accessibility legislation.

They say Onley, a childhood polio...


LCO Launches Consultation Survey to Hear About Your Experiences

Information from the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO): Have you ever supported a family member, close friend, or acted as a substitute decision-maker for someone who received palliative care, or end of life care? Or, do you work in...


GE Peterborough occupational health claims review more than half complete: WSIB

The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) continues to review more than 300 illness claims by former General Electric (GE) workers and their families.

“In September 2017, we began a review of about 250 claims related to GE Peterborough...


Advocacy organizations intervening in Abbey v. Ontario

A news release from ARCH Disability Law Centre: Three important advocacy organizations in Ontario are intervening in a court case that has implications for determining whether people affected by discriminatory government policies can...


May 26: Justice for Injured Workers bike ride

Information from the Ontario Network of Injured Workers: The Ontario Network of Injured Workers (ONIWG) is once again supporting the fourth annual Justice for Injured Workers bike ride. The message for this year's bike ride...

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