New TTC and GO stations difficult, dangerous for people with disabilities, advocacy group says in new video

In a 30-minute video, David Lepofsky, chair of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance, demonstrates problems at Union Station, and some GO and Line 1 stations.

Posted:
May 16, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Federal prisons to offer clean needles to injection-drug users

This answers a decades-long call by harm-reduction advocates who say the initiative prevents the transmission of blood-borne illnesses and to withhold it would violate Charter rights.

Posted:
May 15, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

New survey aims to strengthen relationship between city of Hamilton and Indigenous community

The survey is online until the end of June and will be used to help shape a report going to city council on what sorts of actions would help improve community relations.

Posted:
May 08, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How Marijuana Legalization Will Affect Your Ability To Enter The U.S.

The writer of this blogpost is an expert in cross-border legal issues who practices law in the State of California and the Province of Ontario.

Posted:
May 08, 2018
Article source:
Huffington Post Canada

May 31 and June 1: Injured Workers' Day Rally and Events

When: Thursday, May 31, and Friday, June 1, 2018

Where: Queen's Park

You are invited to join the overnight vigil on Thursday, May 31, and the rally on Friday, June 1, both at Queen's Park.

Posted:
May 08, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups

'It is discrimination': Sick worker wins groundbreaking case against WSIB

A landmark ruling could set a precedent for people exposed to the same chemical in different workplaces.

Posted:
May 07, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Real income security in Ontario

A new roadmap calls for transformational change to social assistance and other income supports and challenges whoever forms the next government to take it seriously.
Posted:
May 07, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA)

Promising Practices: 12 Case Studies in Supportive Housing for People with Mental Health and Addiction Issues

The guide shares the innovative ways that supportive housing providers across the province have overcome challenges and identifies three main areas for system reform.

Posted:
May 03, 2018
Article source:
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Families sue Ontario long-term care providers over 'disgusting' neglect

The landmark lawsuits target two industry giants: Extendicare and Leisureworld Senior Care Corporation, which was recently rebranded Sienna Senior Living.

Posted:
May 03, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

May 4: New research: Many Ontario schools failing students who have an intellectual disability

Details of the research will be released by the report's authors, and a panel discussion between the authors and students from Ryerson University's Disability Studies program will follow.

Posted:
May 01, 2018
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre