Ontario to keep funding supervised drug consumption sites, health minister says

Ontario will keep funding supervised drug consumption sites, but the focus will change to help users receive treatment and get rehabilitated: Health Minister.

Posted:
October 22, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How One Researcher Is Blocking the Road from Hospital to Homelessness

In this interview, Cheryl Forchuk discusses her work and the many, often invisible, connections between health care and homelessness.

Posted:
October 18, 2018
Article source:
The Tyee

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases updated policy ahead of cannabis legalization

In its updated guidance ahead of the legalization of recreational weed, the commission says employers can expect workers to be sober at work, particularly in safety-sensitive jobs.

Posted:
October 16, 2018
Article source:
Global News

Childhood trauma can leave scars on DNA, Harvard-UBC study finds

Children who are abused can be left with physical, "molecular scars" on their DNA that last well into adulthood, according to a new study from Harvard University and UBC.

Posted:
October 04, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

The ARCH Disability Law Centre newsletter is now available

The October 3 issue of ARCH Alert includes Updated Human Rights Commission Policy on Accessible Education, Accessible Canada Act Passes Second Reading, and more.

Posted:
October 04, 2018
Article source:
ARCH Disability Law Centre

Injured workers call for reversal of WSIB's 30% premium rate reduction for employers

A 30% reduction made to employer premiums by the provincial government will lead to less compensation for workers who have been injured or made ill on the job: ONIWG.

Posted:
October 02, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups

Steps to Justice now has information about getting developmental services and supports from the government

CLEO has added new information to Steps to Justice about getting developmental services and supports, what your rights are, and what to do if you are told you don't qualify.

Posted:
October 02, 2018
Article source:
CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario/Éducation juridique communautaire Ontario)

Deaf Canadians 'at risk' in times of national emergency

"Canadian deaf, hard-of-hearing, and deaf-blind people do not have access to information in a way that is designed to survive a crisis:" Report produced for the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS).

Posted:
September 27, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

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