Health care workers


Court of Appeal for Ontario to hear matter re patients' rights to accessible health care

The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH) and the HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO), are jointly intervening in a landmark case before the Court of Appeal for Ontario regarding...


Jan. 30 & 31: The California case against Monsanto and implications for health of Canadians

Information from Canadian Environmental Law Association: CELA and Friends of the Earth invite you to hear from two of the California-based lawyers who represented school groundskeeper Dewayne "Lee" Johnson in his successful case...


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...


Children’s Aid & Child Protection

This section of the Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS) website provides information on the role of Children’s Aid in child protection in Ontario. They have sub-sections on topics such as "What is Child Abuse?" and "How...


Hamilton Community Legal Clinic December 2018 newsletter

Topics covered in this issue of the newsletter include manufactured crisis at WSIB, saving French-language services, fighting predatory lending, Canada Child Benefit, and more. Articles included are selected excerpts from this year's newsletters and...


Health Canada aims to improve safety of medical devices

Health Canada announced new measures Thursday to improve the safety, effectiveness and quality of medical devices.

Following the Implant Files investigation, a growing number of countries have said they will better track medical ...


New report by Walkerton citizens' lawyers finds Bill 66 threatens Ontario's drinking water

From a Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) news release: Today the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), which represented the Concerned Walkerton Citizens at the Walkerton Inquiry, released a detailed legal...


What Changing the ODSP Definition of Disability Would Mean / Que signifierait changer la définition d'invalidité du POSPH?

Information from Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC): On November 22, the Minister of Children, Community and Social Services announced proposed changes to the social assistance system in Ontario. One change would make the...


WSIB to investigate claims of Kitchener-Waterloo rubber workers

Rubber workers in Kitchener-Waterloo who say they suffered health issues from their jobs will have their claims reviewed by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).

The review will look at both cancer and non-cancer related...


WSIB staffers decry chaos caused by 'broken' system that’s putting injured workers at risk

Chronic understaffing, long wait times and chaotic case management at Ontario's workers compensation board are putting vulnerable accident victims at risk, compromising the integrity of the provincial compensation system, and jeopardizing financial...
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