HALCO news Summer 2018 newsletter is now available

This issue includes updates on criminalization of HIV non-disclosure, improvement to Canada's immigration medical inadmissiblity regime, and more.

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
HALCO - HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario

Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott puts 3 overdose prevention sites on hold

Elliott says the sites in Thunder Bay, St. Catharines, and Toronto will be frozen as the province conducts a review of harm-reduction practices and determines if the sites "have merit."

Posted:
August 14, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

How can home-care users hold personal-support workers to account?

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly has proposed answers, but the new provincial government says it's not ready to comment on their proposals.

Posted:
August 08, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

LGBTQ seniors fear renewed discrimination in long-term care

In some long-term care facilities, staff are trained and vigilant in protecting the rights of sexual minorities. In others, ignorance can lead to discrimination.

Posted:
August 07, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Canadian patients should have online access to their medical records, some doctors say

"You do feel more in control. You're part of the care," says Yvonne Wright, whose mother's patient record she logs into from home so she can keep her mother informed.

Posted:
August 07, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Getting psychiatric care for loved one can be challenging for families

Options include organizations such as a local Schizophrenia Society or the Canadian Mental Health Association that can offer support, information, and advice to family members.

Posted:
July 25, 2018
Article source:
CTV News

Eight ways to prepare your organization for the legalization of marijuana

How businesses can get ready for the new reality coming October 17.

Posted:
July 20, 2018
Article source:
The Globe and Mail

Canada's housing crisis reinforces violence against poor women

There are known health risks associated with single-room accommodation environments, yet they are often the only available and affordable housing option for poor women in urban centres in Canada.

Posted:
July 17, 2018
Article source:
The Conversation

LGBT advocates, NDP target rollback of sex-ed curriculum at Toronto event

Speakers took aim at the government's announcement that schools would temporarily revert to a 1998 version of the sex-ed curriculum rather than the Liberals' updated version.

Posted:
July 16, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Ontario injured workers shut out of medical pot coverage — told to take opioids instead

'We treat requests for coverage of medical marijuana on a case-by-case basis,' WSIB says.

Posted:
July 16, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)