People with mental disabilities win class status over loss of services at age 18 in Ontario

In his decision, Superior Court Justice Edward Belobaba agreed the plaintiff had made a strong enough case to allow the as-yet untested claim to proceed to trial on its merits.

Posted:
December 14, 2018
Article source:
Global News

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

Understaffing, long wait times, and chaotic case management at the WSIB are putting vulnerable accident victims at risk, say the Board's own employees.
Posted:
December 10, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Liberals order Crown attorneys to stop prosecuting some HIV non-disclosure cases

The new rules coming into effect Saturday won't transfer over to provinces — only in the territories where federal prosecutors have jurisdiction.

Posted:
December 10, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Advocates urge Senate to improve national accessibility law

Activists urged the government to make 9 amendments to the law, some changes were made, but none addressed concerns the activists raised, said Robert Lattanzio of ARCH Disability Law.

Posted:
December 04, 2018
Article source:
Toronto Star

Justice Department issues new guidelines on prosecution for non-disclosure of HIV status

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has welcomed new moves issued by the federal government to limit what it calls unjust prosecutions of people with HIV.

Posted:
December 03, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

December 3: Webinar on Supporting and Empowering Women Victims and Survivors with Disabilities

When: Monday, December 3, 2018, from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST)

Where: Online

Registration: Pre-registration is required. Please email or call the Policy Centre for Victim Issues (PCVI) to register pcvi-cpcv@justice.gc.ca or 613-952-3629.

Women with disabilities are nearly twice as likely as women without disabilities, and about 14 times more likely than men without disabilities, to be sexually assaulted.

Posted:
November 30, 2018
Article source:
Policy Centre for Victim Issues

How Justin Clark's fight for independence transformed disability rights in Canada

Clark, who was born with cerebral palsy, sued his parents for the right to make his own decisions.

Posted:
November 27, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

December 5: Legal Assistance of Windsor hosts the official launch of The I∙Decide Project

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET

Where: Capitol Theatre Windsor, 121 University Avenue West, Windsor  N9A 5P4

The I∙Decide Project will deliver education and services to community members with intellectual disabilities in order to promote self-directed decisions and planning.

Posted:
November 15, 2018
Article source:
Legal Assistance of Windsor

Is Ontario failing adults with developmental disabilities?

Some Ontarians with developmental disabilities wait decades for residential placements, so families are calling for change — and taking the province to court.

Posted:
November 14, 2018
Article source:
TVO.org

'Why not me?': People with disabilities in Thunder Bay voice concerns about accessibility act

The height of hotel beds, placement of automatic door buttons, and the little step-up in doorways were issues raised at public hearings into AODA in Thunder Bay.

Posted:
November 12, 2018
Article source:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)