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Toronto landlord owes man with disabilities, daughter $60K after 'campaign' of harassment

A Toronto man was denied an apartment because of his disabilities, and then he and his pregnant daughter endured "a campaign" of abuse and harassment from the landlord after a relative helped them secure a unit and move into the building, according to...

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Provincial cuts leave adults with disabilities ‘hanging on a ledge’

From a Toronto Star article: Like too many young people on the autism spectrum, Nazarenus Rimando struggled with the transition from high school to adulthood. 
 
After failing most of his college...
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Families of people with developmental disabilities fighting cuts to program

Family members of people who have developmental disablities are mobilizing to fight a Ford government cut to a service that helps their loved ones lead a normal life.

"I was at home. I felt like there was nothing that I could do, I...

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January 30: Community information session, Thunder Bay: Proposed Changes to Social Assistance

Information from Northwestern Ontario Women’s Centre: Join us to discuss some of the recently proposed changes to social assistance and what these changes would mean for individuals receiving assistance through Ontario works...

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Hamilton senior says LHIN bullying her to put husband in long-term care 'dump'

Nursing homes are just "waiting to die" places as far as Elizabeth Loades is concerned.

So she doesn't want to put her husband Peter in one, despite what she describes as being bullied by Hamilton's Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to do...

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Jan. & Feb. 2019: Injured Workers in the World of Precarious Work: Advocacy and organized resistance

A series of seven weekly seminars for workers and advocates  – starting January 22, 2019 –

Workers in precarious employment suffer most harshly the consequences of workplace injury: poverty, social isolation, and deteriorating...

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Long-term care homes are not getting comprehensive annual inspections: NDP critic

Many long-term care homes in Ontario are not getting annual comprehensive inspections required by law, says NDP health and long-term care critic France Gélinas....

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February 20: Free session on Disability Tax Credit

From NOW Magazine: A representative from the Canada Revenue Agency will talk about: new changes, eligibility, the process of applying, how to access, what to do if an application was denied, what credits are available for the...

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Advocates for students with disabilities call on Ontario to stop school exclusions

Autism advocates in Ontario are calling on the province to remove a principal's power to exclude students from school for an indefinite period, saying it is being misused as a disciplinary measure that disproportionately targets children with...
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Lawyers say accessibility legislation needs timelines

The federal government's accessibility legislation has gone to the Senate after seeing several amendments in the House of Commons, but lawyers who work with those who have disabilities say that more amendments are still needed to the bill --...
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