'Serving is my favourite part': Markham cafe gives back, one java at a time

Much of the experience of shopping at Wayne's Cup Cafe is the interaction with the servers, all of whom are developmentally delayed, autistic, or have Down syndrome.

Posted:
December 14, 2017
Article source:
yorkregion.com

CRA to review disability tax credit applications after backlash from diabetics

Liberal MP Kamal Khera, the parliamentary secretary for the minister of national revenue, said the government is sorry for the confusion.

Posted:
December 11, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 8 December 2017

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

Posted:
December 08, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Advocates demand Lyft meet same accessibility standards as rival Uber

As the ride-sharing company gears up for a December launch in Toronto, its long-term plans on accessibility for its new Canadian market remain uncertain.

Posted:
December 07, 2017
Article source:
Metro

Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act Wallet Cards Now Available

The #GoodSamLaw can protect you if you seek medical help in an overdose situation. New cards from @AIDSLAW and @DrugsWRCPC will help spread the word.

Posted:
December 07, 2017
Article source:
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

Advocate for Protections for Vulnerable Ontarians

Bill 135 would set rules for privately operated Supportive Living Accommodations (SLAs) and increase protections to prevent mistreatment of vulnerable high-risk adults and seniors.

Posted:
December 05, 2017
Article source:
Ontario Project for Interclinic Community Organizing (OPICCO)

How are women with disabilities affected by violence that is different from other women?

Family Service Toronto is developing training to help lawyers be more trauma-informed when working with women who have been abused including the experience of women with disabilities.

Posted:
December 04, 2017
Article source:
Legal Aid Ontario - Aide juridique Ontario

Ontario will limit its prosecution of HIV non-disclosure cases

Ontario's Crown attorneys will not prosecute cases of HIV-positive individuals who do not disclose if they meet specific conditions including treatment, suppressed viral load, and safe sex practices.

Posted:
December 01, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

Toronto needs wider, unobstructed sidewalks, disability and pedestrian advocates say

A new bylaw would require a minimum width of 2.1 metres on main streets, 1.8 metres on quieter roads. 

Posted:
December 01, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Feds pledge to fund mercury treatment facility in Grassy Narrows First Nation

The federal government has committed to funding a treatment centre for an Ontario community plagued by mercury contamination, says Grassy Narrows Chief Simon Fobister.

Posted:
November 30, 2017
Article source:
CP24