News in Health and Disability
This Seniors' Month edition of On the Radar explains some basic differences between long-term care homes and retirement homes.
Participate in an online survey OR join an in-person meeting in Toronto, June 8; Ottawa, June 14; London, June 13; Thunder Bay, June 11; or Huntsville, June 6.
Topics include proposed changes to Old Age Security, new lead for Ontario's Seniors Care Strategy, what you should know if you live in a retirement home, and Long Term Care Home Task Force on Resident Care and Safety Action Plan.
Toronto's Board of Health called for cash to resurrect its "Bed Bug Team" on the same day that it was revealed the city is sitting on a multi-million operating surplus.
Blind Canadians Applaud Decision of the Federal Court of Appeal Finding that Federal Government Breached Charter Rights
ARCH Disability Law Centre lawyers Karen R. Spector and Laurie Letheren represented the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians (AEBC) as an intervener before the Court.
Topics in this issue include improving legal services for the Deaf community, EI benefits when moving, Employment Standards Act claims, and Disability Tax Credit.
Date Monday, June 18, 2012
Time 1 p.m.
Place Toronto location: Regional office, Citizenship & Immigration Canada, 25 St. Clair St. East
Email Please RSVP to Docs4refugeeHC@gmail.com
All are invited to join a Day of Action taking place in Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and other cities across Canada to protest the cuts to health care for refugees.
Date Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Time 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Place Ben Sadowski Auditorium, 18th floor, Mount Sinai Hospital, 600 University Ave., Toronto
Contact Tammy Gillard
This free lecture features Dr. Samir K. Sinha and Dr. Andrea Moser speaking the challenges in meeting the needs of the rapidly aging population in Ontario for appropriate care services.
Date Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Time 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., panel discussion; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., reception
Where The Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen St. West, Toronto
Phone 416-947-3413; 1-800-668-7380, Ext. 3413; TTY 416-644-4886
Email To register: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 4, 2012
Titled "Independent Living and Attendant Services: Tools to Promote and Defend the Rights of Persons with Disabilities," this program is offered free to lawyers, paralegals, students, and members of the public. Registration deadline is June 4, 2012.
The Ontario Association of the Deaf (OAD), the Canadian Hearing Society, ARCH Disability Law Centre, and Peel, Halton, and London Police Services want to learn how to improve communication in Police interaction with the Deaf, deafened, and people with hearing loss.