Is Ontario failing adults with developmental disabilities?

Some Ontarians with developmental disabilities wait decades for residential placements, so families are calling for change — and taking the province to court.

Posted:
November 14, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

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

The height of hotel beds, placement of automatic door buttons, and the little step-up in doorways were issues raised at public hearings into AODA in Thunder Bay.

Posted:
November 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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

When: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: YMCA Windsor, 500 Victoria Avenue, Windsor, ON N9A

ARCH staff lawyers Mariam Shanouda and Jessica De Marini will make presentations at this event. 

 

Posted:
November 09, 2018
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

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

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET

Where: Capitol Theatre Windsor, 121 University Avenue West, Windsor  N9A 5P4

The I∙Decide Project will deliver education and services to community members with intellectual disabilities in order to promote self-directed decisions and planning.

Posted:
November 06, 2018
Article source:
Legal Assistance of Windsor

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

An accounting error is believed to have cost veterans $165M between 2002-2010.

Posted:
November 06, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Supervised injection sites face new roadblocks in Toronto with provincial guidelines

Overdose prevention sites risk being shut down after Premier Doug Ford's government introduced new rules that front line workers say create unnecessary barriers.

Posted:
November 06, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Canadian doctors grapple with how to approach assisted dying for young patients

Mary Birdsell, ED of Justice for Children and Youth, says whether a patient can request assisted dying should be based on capacity, not age.

Posted:
November 05, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

November 14: Health Effects of Marijuana Information Session

Topics to be covered: What is marijuana, short and long-term health effects of recreational use, effects on young people's brain development, and more.

Posted:
November 02, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Public Library

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 significant concerns regarding Bill C-81.

Posted:
October 31, 2018
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

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

Ontario will keep funding supervised drug consumption sites, but the focus will change to help users receive treatment and get rehabilitated: Health Minister.

Posted:
October 22, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)