ISAC's Media & Policy News: 27 April 2017

The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.

Posted:
April 27, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Canadian Environmental Law Association's April 2017 Bulletin is now available

Topics in this issue include carcinogen reporting, endocrine disrupting chemicals, calling for triclosan ban, Green Budget Coalition, and the proposed risk assessment of pesticides. 

Posted:
April 26, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA)

Northern Ontarians suffer from poor health and access to care: report

Health Quality Ontario says northern communities suffer from remoteness but also from social factors that impact health.

Posted:
April 24, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

HALCO news Spring 2017 newsletter is now available

This issue includes Ryan Peck receives Sidney B. Linden Award, unjust HIV-related criminal prosecutions, EI waiting period reduction, HIV and private insurance.

Posted:
April 21, 2017
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

April 25: Addictions in the Workplace, Clinical and Legal Perspectives

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: 601 Cumberland, Ottawa K1N 6N5, second floor above Café Nostalgica, fully accessible

To register: https://www.reach.ca/?lid=V5TQP-THD6G-N7E73&pkForm=8

How substance use and abuse is conceptualized, the variety of treatment approaches, how to support a person struggling with substance use, information about local treatment options.

Posted:
April 20, 2017
Article source:
Reach Canada

Durham Community Legal Clinic April 2017 newsletter is now available

Topics covered in this issue include: Family violence help, Multilingual Community Interpreter Services, Housing Forum 2017, Wrap Around Service Pilot Project, rooming houses.

Posted:
April 20, 2017
Article source:
Durham Community Legal Clinic

Register now for April 20 webinar on ODSP and Arts Council Grants

When: April 20, 2017, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET

Where: Online

The ODSP Action Coalition, in cooperation with Workman Arts and other artists' groups, explains the rules about arts grants to artists who are deaf or disabled.

Posted:
April 12, 2017
Article source:
ODSP Action Coalition

Legal clinic to challenge Safe Streets Act

Lawyers say the act criminalizes homeless people and that proceedings concerning Safe Streets Act tickets unnecessarily suck up valuable time and resources in provincial courts, adding to delays.

Posted:
April 10, 2017
Article source:
Law Times

Ottawa changes policy to ensure women giving birth away from reserves aren't alone

Indigenous women without proof of a medical need to have someone escort them have long been forced to have their children alone and far from from their land, language, and heritage.

Posted:
April 10, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario Government to stop disclosure of expired medical suspensions on driver's abstracts

Before, suspensions due to medical reasons remained on a driver's abstract for 3 years; as of Jan. 1, if the suspension is done and a full driver's licence reinstated, that info is removed.

Posted:
April 06, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star