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UN Highlights the Unique Challenges Faced By Disabled Injured Workers During COVID-19

May 19, 2020
Source: Injured Workers Community Legal Clinic

THUNDER BAY, Ontario, May 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights recently gave a statement sounding the alarm that Canadians living with disabilities including permanently injured workers face disproportionate challenges during the pandemic.

“People with disabilities must often rely on others for help with daily tasks,” she reminded, something that is increasingly difficult during COVID-19 (9 April 2020).

Ford Government Acknowledges Ontario Students with Disabilities Face Added Hardships Trying to learn at Home During COVID-19 But Announces No Comprehensive Plan to Remove the Added Disability Barriers that Online Learning Creates for Them


Bond Head Residents Frustrated with Dilapidated Sidewalks

Bradford’s downtown core saw some new sidewalks put in last week, which has left some Bond Head residents wondering when theirs will be fixed May 14, 2020
By: Natasha Philpott

Many residents were happy to see the start of a mini-makeover in Bradford’s downtown core last week, when sidewalk repairs began on Holland Street West.

Qualifying for the CERB Can Put Ontarians With Disabilities in a Tricky Financial Spot

The pandemic has caused confusion among disability recipients when it comes to properly reporting income by Aaron Broverman
May 16, 2020

Confusion around the Ontario Disability Support Program during the pandemic put writer Meagan Gillmore in a financial bind.

It’s no secret that Torontonians with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to contracting COVID-19, and there’s a fear among the disabled community that they would not receive adequate treatment while in hospital.

The ARCH Disability Law Centre Sends the Ford Government An Excellent Analysis of the Government’s Seriously Flawed March 28, 2020 Medical Triage Protocol

Hasnt The Government Already Held Its Promised and Overdue Public Consultation on Replacing That Problem-Ridden Protocol?

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities
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May 14, 2020