News in Health and Disability
Date February 6, 2012
Time 5:30 p.m.
Where Church of the Holy Trinity, 483 Bay Street, Toronto
The event will include: Calls to Action, March to Old City Hall, and Street Theatre.
Date February 25, 2012
Time 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (registration starts at 8:30 a.m.)
Where Victoria College at the University of Toronto
Panels will discuss topics including the omnibus crime bill, the right to strike and back-to-work legislation, insights from the Insite decision, the
Occupy movement, the place of politics in the courtroom, criminal justice issues affecting Aboriginal people, advocating for change in policing, the
constitutionality of capacity and consent, and extractive industries and Indigenous peoples.
A Smiths Falls woman campaigning to get her incarcerated Ottawa sister moved to a mental health facility claims jail staff are denying her cancer treatment.
Date February 15, 2012
Time 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where West Park Healthcare Centre, 82 Buttonwood Avenue, Toronto
Contact Malak Sidky, Event Planner
West Park Healthcare Centre is hosting a conference on hoarding. It is a full day educational forum covering the clinical, legal, and safety perspectives that are involved with individuals who hoard. Cost is $95, including lunch, parking, and materials. Registration deadline is February 8, 2012.
As of the start of this year, all businesses in Ontario are required to comply with phase one of the Accessibility Standard for Customer Service (AODA). But many small and medium-sized businesses may not be up to par.
The goal of the registry is to inform police about a person's condition in order to prevent harm, both to the officer and the individual, in case of a confrontation.
The Ministry of Education says children with conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are entitled to special education supports and services if the condition interferes with their learning.
A Globe and Mail article looks at how police forces across Canada are dealing with people with mental illness, as officers increasingly become the first point of contact for people in crisis.
These are tips from People Access, a non-profit organization helping Ontario's Ministry of Community and Social Services bring awareness of Ontario's accessibility standard for customer service.
Topics include the Baamsedaa program, the police complaints process, accessibility in Sarnia, Social Assistance Review, homelessness, and tax credit changes.