Woman's deadly cannabis allergy highlights complexity of condo living

A condominium corporation in Mississauga, Ont., is puzzling over how it can accommodate the conflicting medical needs of some residents as marijuana legalization looms.

Posted:
September 21, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How our libraries can help the homeless

Public libraries have become the place to go for growing numbers of homeless men and women seeking refugee from the heat, cold, snow and rain - or the hard life on the streets.

Posted:
September 21, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

'Stuck at the back row': Western student wonders why renovated classroom doesn't have a ramp

A student who uses a walker must either get help down the stairs, or sit apart from his classmates.

Posted:
September 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Halifax prof says national food program not just pie in the sky idea

A 2017 UNICEF report ranked Canada 37 out of 41 countries in terms of access to nutritious food for children. Canada was below the United States, which was ranked 36.

Posted:
September 12, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Why we shouldn't glorify the 'starving student' stereotype

A report says students are shrugging off skipped meals, trips to the campus food bank, and choosing between textbooks and nutrition, as yet another part of the student experience.

Posted:
September 10, 2018
Article source:
Global News

As legalization nears, the hardest marijuana question for universities is edibles

Cannabis isn't a novelty on Canadian campuses, but with legality comes the need for rules that are more complicated than when it was simply illegal. 

Posted:
September 04, 2018
Article source:
Global News

Helping people with mental health disabilities access ODSP: An expert report on the complexity of mental health treatment in Ontario

A new report by medical experts from the University of Toronto's Collaborative Mental Health Care Working Group will help applicants establish their eligibility for ODSP benefits.

Posted:
August 31, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Harm reduction group to open unsanctioned overdose prevention site in Parkdale

The announcement follows the province's decision to freeze funding for sanctioned sites.

Posted:
August 20, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

A message about overdose prevention and an opportunity to petition the health minister

Parkdale Community Legal Clinic sent a message about the delay of the opening of the Parkdale Overdose Prevention Site and how to contact the minister.

Posted:
August 17, 2018
Article source:
Parkdale Community Legal Services

Ontario's decision to halt new overdose-prevention sites could 'lead to more death': experts

Experts on the frontlines of the opioid epidemic say there is overwhelming evidence that overdose-prevention and safe injection sites save lives and help get people into treatment.

Posted:
August 16, 2018
Article source:
Global News