News in Health and Disability
The Income Security Advocacy Centre's bulletin includes news, updates, reports, and events from Ontario, across Canada, and around the world.
Topics in this issue include carcinogen reporting, endocrine disrupting chemicals, calling for triclosan ban, Green Budget Coalition, and the proposed risk assessment of pesticides.
Health Quality Ontario says northern communities suffer from remoteness but also from social factors that impact health.
This issue includes Ryan Peck receives Sidney B. Linden Award, unjust HIV-related criminal prosecutions, EI waiting period reduction, HIV and private insurance.
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.
Topics covered in this issue include: Family violence help, Multilingual Community Interpreter Services, Housing Forum 2017, Wrap Around Service Pilot Project, rooming houses.
When: April 20, 2017, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. ET
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.
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.
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.
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.