ISAC's Media & Policy News: 23 June 2017

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

Posted:
June 23, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Ontario privacy watchdog criticizes secrecy about facilities that provide assisted dying

The privacy commissioner asked the provincial government to make information identifying publicly funded facilities that provide medically assisted deaths available to members of the public.

Posted:
June 22, 2017
Article source:
Global News

77-year-old seeks court declaration to allow her medically-assisted death

Her doctor is concerned that a lack of clarity about the requirement for her death to be "reasonably foreseeable" leaves him at risk of being charged with murder.

Posted:
June 19, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: Friday 16 June 2017

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

Posted:
June 16, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

June 15 & 16: Harm Reduction 101

When: June 15 and June 16, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Regent Park Community Centre, 402 Shuter Street, Toronto

This is a free workshop with topics including Housing, Indigenous People and HR, Stigma, STIs, Overdose prevention, Working with Lived Experience.

Posted:
June 14, 2017
Article source:
City of Toronto

Ontario doctor's suit claims pattern of fraud at workplace safety board

An Ontario doctor is suing the province's workplace insurance plan and her employer, claiming they conspired to try to force her to change her medical opinion about a worker.

Posted:
June 12, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Bill to ensure Ontario workers can take at least 10 sick days a year without a doctor’s note

Employers will be banned from asking staff for a doctor's note if they take 10 or fewer days a year under legislation proposed to take effect next January.

Posted:
June 08, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Ontario to roll out details of $533M autism program

The long-awaited plan has no age cap, promises kids the intensity and duration of the treatment they need when they need it, the Star has learned.

Posted:
June 08, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

June 15: Rethinking Justice: 7th Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights

When: Thursday, June 15, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W., Toronto

Some of the themes this year: Current state of criminalization: Canada and the world, speaking out about the experience of HIV criminalization, and science of HIV transmission.

Posted:
June 06, 2017
Article source:
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

New accessibility laws should include rules for employment, inclusive buildings, transport

Public consultations on Canada’s first national law for disabled people have identified high unemployment rates, inaccessible buildings and barriers in transportation as some of the key issues that need to be addressed.

Posted:
May 31, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Press