May 26: Justice for Injured Workers bike ride

When: Reception and gathering, Friday, May 25, 2018; ride Saturday, May 26 - Sunday, May 27

Where: From Elliot Lake to Sudbury

The message for this year's bike ride will be "Occupational Disease: The Other Workplace Fatality". 

Posted:
February 21, 2018
Article source:
Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups

Despite unanimous Queen's Park vote, police are still disclosing unproven allegations against innocent Ontarians

More than two years after legislation passed, the law remains unenforced.

Posted:
February 21, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Learn to ride public transit!

Community Living Toronto is looking for people 18 and older with an intellectual or developmental disability to join a travel training pilot project.

Posted:
February 15, 2018
Article source:
Community Living Ontario

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 12 February 2018

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

Posted:
February 14, 2018
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Temporary supervised drug-use site to open in London, Ont.

It's the first of what is expected to be many under a new provincial emergency response program that will fill the gap for communities waiting on permanent supervised injection sites.

Posted:
February 12, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

WSIB has now accepted 36 previously rejected Peterborough General Electric health claims

A series of cancer diagnoses among former GE workers in Peterborough was first noted in the 1990s. Yet over the last 12 years, many workers who made claims to WSIB were turned down.

Posted:
February 06, 2018
Article source:
The Peterborough Examiner

Ontario court confirms that all patients have the right to equitable, non-discriminatory access to medical services

Ontario's Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) has ruled that doctors cannot put their personal religious beliefs ahead of patients' rights to health care.

Posted:
February 05, 2018
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Temp agency proposal leaves workers vulnerable, legal clinics say

The policy being considered by the WSIB fails to address the "very real dangers" temp workers face on the job, the Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic says.

Posted:
February 02, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

New Guelph-based organization aims to support workers injured on the job

The Ontario Network of Injured Workers' Groups has created the "Workers' Comp is a Right" campaign to fight what it calls "injustices" faced by injured workers.

Posted:
February 01, 2018
Article source:
Guelph Mercury

Lack of funding for new cancer claims 'devastating,' GE Peterborough workers say

Advocates had hoped the Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers would receive additional resources to assist new GE Peterborough claimants assemble their cases.

Posted:
February 01, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star