Review finds Ontario far from goal of full accessibility by 2025

Review finds Ontario far from goal of full accessibility by 2025

TORONTO – A former Ontario lieutenant-governor tasked with reviewing the disability legislation says the province is nowhere near meeting its stated goal of full accessibility by 2025. David Onley’s scathing report says the vision put forward in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act is a “mirage.” READ MORE: Ontario election: Some voters report issues […]

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N.S. inquiry finds that hospital violated human rights of people with disabilities – Halifax

N.S. inquiry finds that hospital violated human rights of people with disabilities - Halifax

A human rights inquiry has found that the human rights of three people with intellectual disabilities were violated by confining them in a Nova Scotia hospital ward for more than a decade. The applicants in the case – Beth MacLean, Joseph Delaney and the late Sheila Livingstone – had argued that the province should have […]

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New study finds the developmentally disabled are vulnerable in Ontario

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TORONTO – People with developmental disabilities are more likely than the non-disabled to encounter problems with Ontario’s health-care system regardless of age, sex or class, a new study suggests. The research from the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences found the developmentally disabled were significantly more likely to die young, languish in hospital without plans for […]

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Injured veterans forced to wait months for support, disability benefits, government watchdog finds – National

Injured veterans forced to wait months for support, disability benefits, government watchdog finds - National

OTTAWA – The federal government has been slammed in a watchdog’s new report for causing added frustration and stress to many injured veterans as they are forced to wait months longer than promised to find out if they qualify for disability benefits and other supports. Veterans ombudsman Guy Parent’s scathing report follows a review of […]

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