April 3 & 4: Gaining Ground: Women & Harm Reduction Workshop

When: Monday and Tuesday, April 3 & 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where: Regent Park Community Centre, Banquet Room, 402 Shuter Street, Toronto

Information: Toronto Health Connection @ 416-338-7600

This is a free, two-day workshop on topics such as why women use substances, harm reduction in a VAW shelter setting, and connecting substance use & trauma.

Posted:
March 21, 2017
Article source:
Canadian Harm Reduction Network

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 17 March 2017

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

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

April & May: Free Public Legal Education Workshops at HALCO

When: April & May 2017, weekday afternoons

Where: Specialty Legal Clinic Co-op, 55 University Avenue, 15th Floor Room C2, Toronto M5J 2H7

The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO) is pleased to announce their next series of free Public Legal Education Workshops taking place in person at their office in April and May 2017.

Posted:
March 17, 2017
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Toronto health officials recommend prescribing heroin to opioid addicts

Health Canada moved last year to allow the practice for people suffering from severe opioid addictions after other treatments had failed.

Posted:
March 13, 2017
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 10 March 2017

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

Posted:
March 10, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Why Discrimination Is a Public Health Issue

In Canada, a lack of data on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and health has made it difficult to provide evidence of discrimination's effect on health outcomes.

Posted:
March 09, 2017
Article source:
The Tyee

TTC expands Wheel-Trans eligibility to include people with cognitive, sensory, or mental health disabilities

The TTC made the change to ensure it was complying with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the provincial Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. It took effect Jan. 1.

Posted:
March 08, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

New guidelines help accommodate workers with addiction issues

Human rights law now considers substance dependency to be a disability, and grants sufferers the protections that go along with that designation.

Posted:
March 03, 2017
Article source:
Toronto Star

ISAC's Media & Policy News: 3 March 2017

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

Posted:
March 03, 2017
Article source:
Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC)

Report suggesting mercury still leaking near Grassy Narrows 'deeply concerning,' chief says

More than 90 per cent of the population in the Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong First Nations show signs of mercury poisoning.

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