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ARCH Disability Law Centre provides information, summary advice and referral service, brief services, and representation in certain cases for people with disabilities and for lawyers and other legal professionals who represent them. ARCH also provides public legal education and continuing legal education, undertakes law reform, and conducts test case litigation.

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New deadline: Schedule 1 Class Action Claims, Clegg v. Ontario

April 28, 2017 is the new deadline to ask for money from the settlement of the Schedule 1 lawsuit.

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February 08, 2017

Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities Project - Survey Deadline January 15

ARCH has information about how to participate in the Invisible Disabilities Project. The survey deadline is January 15, but there are also webinars for Youth, Veterans, Seniors, and one in French.

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January 11, 2017

December 2: Join ARCH to Celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

When: Friday, December 2, 2016. Book signing 1:30 – 2:30 p.m, Room 303. Presentation, 3 – 5 p.m., Room 310

Where: Metro Hall, 55 John Street (at King Street West), Toronto

ARCH Disability Law Centre invites you to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, featuring a discussion and book launch.

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November 30, 2016

The September 21, 2016 issue of ARCH Alert is now available

Topics in this issue of ARCH Disability Law Centre's ARCH Alert include Right to Inclusive Education, update on Forcillo appeal, and Court of Appeal rulings in Nova Scotia and Ontario.

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September 22, 2016

Annexe 1-recours collectif, Clegg c. Ontario Processus de la demande

The French version of the webinar "Can your client make a claim for compensation under the Schedule 1 Class Action Settlement?" is now available.

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September 13, 2016

Schedule 1 Class Action: Do you need help filing a claim?

ARCH is offering clinic days with one-on-one appointments for Schedule 1 Class Action Settlement claimants in a variety of locations. You can call ARCH to make an appointment for help with your claim.

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July 27, 2016

ARCH Disability Law Centre's June 2016 newsletter is now available

Topics in his issue of ARCH Alert include class action claims period, update on medical assistance in dying legislation, changes to ODSP's medical review process, and safe injection sites.

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July 04, 2016

Register for an upcoming webinar: Can your client make a claim for compensation under the Schedule 1 Class Action Settlement?

When: July 13, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Where: Online

Registration: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=uxjmu1gfzpxe&campaign=2a5wwgthnube

July 13, 2016 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Some of your clients may be able to make claims under the settlement of this class action lawsuit, Clegg v. Ontario.  The lawsuit dealt with abuse of people who lived at twelve institutions operated by the province of Ontario. The lawsuit recently settled and former residents can now claim compensation, but there are timelines for completing various steps in the process. This webinar, presented by ARCH Disability Law Centre provides an overview of who might be affected, what steps are involved in the claims process, and where and how to access assistance for clients who wish to make claims.

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June 29, 2016

Schedule 1 Class Action Claims Period Has Started

The Court has approved the settlement in Clegg v. Ontario, the Schedule 1 class action lawsuit. You may be able to get money from the settlement if you send in a claim form by February 28, 2017. 

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June 15, 2016

ARCH Press Release - Amendments to the Customer Service Standard under the AODA A Step Backward

Yesterday, the Liberal Government announced their amendments to the Customer Service Standard under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  These amendments did not improve accessibility for persons with disabilities – it weakened them.

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June 08, 2016

May 31: Access Awareness Event on Developmental Services and Legal Rights

When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016, Panel Discussions: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Reception: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto - Please enter through east-side doors facing Nathan Phillips Square

ARCH Disability Law Centre and the Law Society of Upper Canada present an event about community inclusion and full citizenship of persons labelled with intellectual disabilities.

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May 26, 2016

Important Information about the Schedule 1 Lawsuit, Clegg v. Ontario

A settlement has been reached in this lawsuit. On April 25 at 10 a.m., the Court will decide if the settlement is fair and reasonable. 

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April 19, 2016

Information about class action lawsuit for people who lived at Schedule 1 facilities or institutions in Ontario

If you lived in any of the places listed, check the dates beside the name of the place where you lived. If you lived there between those dates, then you may be part of the lawsuit.

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February 09, 2016

ARCH Disability Law Centre's December 2015 newsletter is now available

This issue of ARCH Alert celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and includes stories by claimants of the recently settled class actions against three provincial institutions.

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December 04, 2015

September 29: Federal Election Forum on Accessibility and Disability

When: Tuesday Sept. 29, 2015, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Ryerson University's Student Learning Centre, 341 Yonge St. (at Gould St.), Toronto

RSVP: by Friday Sept. 25, 2015, to Melanie Moore at melanie.moore@cilt.caor 416-599-2458 ext. 222 or http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/federal-election-forum-on-accessibility-and-disability-tickets-18572224022

CILT (Centre for Independent Living in Toronto) and community partners invite you to question federal party candidates about their positions on issues affecting people with disabilities.

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September 23, 2015

The June 26, 2015 issue of ARCH Disability Law Centre's newsletter is now available

Topics covered in this issue of ARCH Alert include review of AODA, a health justice initiative, complaint mechanisms in Ontario health care and education, and the Ontario budget.

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June 29, 2015

ARCH Disability Law Centre and The Law Society of Upper Canada are hosting an event on June 4th, for Access Awareness: The Carter decision on physician-assisted suicide: where do people with disabilities go from here?

ARCH Disability Law Centre and The Law Society of Upper Canada are hosting an event on June 4th, for Access Awareness: “The Carter decision on physician-assisted suicide: where do people with disabilities go from here?”

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May 21, 2015

May 14: How Characteristics of Workers' Compensation Systems Affect Doctors: A Comparative Study of Québec and Ontario

When: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Where: Charbonnel Lounge, University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto, 81 St. Mary Street, Toronto

The Bancroft Institute for Studies on Workers' Compensation and Work Injury invites you to the Policy and Research Discussion Series # 4 - Spring 2015.

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April 09, 2015

January 13: Celebration and Official Launch of the St. Michael's Legal Services Project

When: Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: St. Michael's Hospital, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 38 Shuter Street (at Victoria Street)

To RSVP or to request other accommodation: Annie Lok at loky@smh.caor 416-864-6060 ext. 77504

ARCH Disability Law Centre invites you to the official launch of a project to deliver legal services to patients of the St. Michael's Family Health Team.

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December 22, 2014

ARCH Disability Law Centre November 2014 newsletter is now available

Topics in this issue include November 30 deadline for Huronia, Rideau, and Southwestern Claims, Specialty Clinic Co-location Project, and Elections Canada Agrees to Ensure Greater Access to Polling Sites.

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November 20, 2014