News in Health and Disability
In her column, Carol Goar discusses parent-activist Dawn Roper's website, intended to guide parents of disabled children through Ontario's legal maze.
Topics include updates on Social Assistance, immigration law, criminalization, and a sex work case at the Supreme Court.
September 26 Workshop, Picton: Planning for the Future: Who will make decisions for you when you can't?
When: Thursday, September 26, 2013 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Books and Company 289 Main Street Picton, ON
The Community Advocacy & Legal Centre in is hosting a free Learn Law workshop on September 26th, 2013 in Picton, Ontario on the issues of consent, capacity and problems with Powers of Attorney.
A pilot project, meant in part to help Ottawa police avoid using force, is being made into a permanent program.
Family physician Gary Bloch gave a presentation on the social determinants of health, i.e., poverty, at the Ontario Project for Inter Clinic Community Organizing (OPICCO) conference.
A law to ban tanning beds for Ontarians under 18 will be passed by the end of September, say spokespersons for the province's Liberal government.
The message from a new CMA poll is that Canadians want government to come up with a plan to address the healthcare needs of our growing population of seniors.
Canada has so much to offer the world, but it needs to give more than lip service to the rights of people with disabilities, says this writer in a Globe and Mail opinion piece.
Seniors, Physiotherapy Workers Across Ontario Celebrate Court's Decision to Suspend Cuts to OHIP-Funded Physiotherapy
'housands of Ontario seniors will benefit from a ruling today by the Ontario Divisional Court that will suspend the Ontario government's plan to delist and significantly cut funding for OHIP physiotherapy on August 1.
Ruling says hospital can't force anti-psychotic drug on patient after questionable schizophrenia diagnosis
The Court of Appeal said there was "no evidence" the patient ever agreed to medication, and overturned the Consent and Capacity Board's "unreasonable" finding that the woman was mentally incapable of doing so.