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Students Are Exposing The University Of Guelph For Abandoning Students Dealing With Mental Health Issues

Students claim the school offers the worst mental health support in all of Ontario. Casey Aonso
Dec. 9, 2018

There isn’t a more stressful time for students than exam season as they attempt to wrap up their semester on a high note. Unfortunately, many students who struggle with mental illness can find this time of year especially hard as they attempt to study while dealing with their own personal problems. Usually, campuses will offer spaces and resources where students can alleviate their worries but when it comes to the University of Guelph, students are saying the reality on their campus is otherwise.


Return to Work Plans for Ontario Workplaces

The Employment Standard under the AODA states that all public sector organizations, and private or non-profit organizations with fifty or more workers, must develop and document a process for writing return to work plans.

Return to work plans are written documents that provide support for workers who have been absent from work because of a disability and who need disability-related accommodations when they return to work. Workers can have return to work plans if their illness or injury is not covered by the return to work process under a different law, such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).


Accommodating Workers with Epilepsy

The Employment Standard under the AODA requires employers to accommodate workers with disabilities.  This article will specifically look at accommodating workers with epilepsy and outline the kinds of accommodations workers might need.

What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a brain disorder that causes people to have seizures. A seizure happens when brain activity is disrupted for a few seconds to a few minutes. The kind of seizure a person has depends on which parts of the brain are affected.


Raise Public Transit Accessibility Barriers at the December 13, 2018 TTC Public Forum on Accessible Transit

and – The AODA Alliance Sends the Ontario Government a Written Submission for the Provincial Consultation on Education in Ontario

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

December 7, 2018

SUMMARY

1. Your Chance to Alert TTC to Public Transit Barriers in Toronto


Excellent Toronto Star Article Reports on Our Call for Canada’s Senate to Hold Public Hearings and Amend the Weak Bill C-81, the Proposed Accessible Canada Act

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities http://www.aodaalliance.org aodafeedback@gmail.com Twitter: @aodaalliance

December 5, 2018

Summary

Page A-3 of the December 4, 2018 Toronto Star included a great report on our call for Canada’s Senate to hold public hearings early in 2019, and to amend the weak Bill C-81. That bill is the Federal Government’s proposed Accessible Canada Act. We set out the Toronto Star article below.