by Stuart Rudner
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Human rights legislation across the country prohibits discrimination on the basis of various protected grounds. Accessibility legislation such as the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) in Ontario seeks to remove barriers to employment for people who have disabilities.
Harsher Penalties to Stop Workplace Discrimination, Boost Accommodation. Read full article.
Transportation Ministry says steps being taken to ensure staff aware of obligations to people with disabilities by Paul Forsyth
Niagara This Week – St. Catharines
Magick is Tori Starchild’s anchor.
The adorable little Jack Russell terrier keeps the Allanburg woman grounded when her anxiety symptoms rear up, sensing her stress and burying her moist nose beneath her hand.
Service Dog Refusal Results in Apologies From Ministry, DriveTest. Read full article.
The dogs are trained to ‘anchor’ children who try to run away and can provide calming physical contact Nick Boisvert · CBC News · Posted: Aug 23, 2018
Deanna Allain has been training future autism service dog Carlin for nearly two years, but she can’t always take him to public places.
On a platform between GO Trains at Union Station, Deanna Allain gives her dog Carlin a firm tug on the collar.
Autism Service Dogs Can Keep a Child Safe and Calm, But Their Trainers Aren’t Always Allowed in Public Places. Read full article.
Peter Lomath takes fight to get township to provide AODA-complaint documents to province News Aug 10, 2018 by Ian Adams Wasaga Sun
Peter Lomath said he is taking his request for Clearview Township to provide municipal documents in a format that meets accessibility requirements directly to the province.
‘Childish’: Creemore Man Describes Efforts to Get Clearview to Produce Accessible Documents. Read full article.
Melissa McKee wants Orillia hospital to better accommodate deaf, hard-of-hearing patients
August 8, 2018
by: Nathan Taylor
An Orillia woman is preparing to make an appearance before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal after filing a complaint against Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH).
Melissa McKee will head to Toronto Aug. 30 for a three-hour mediation/adjudication hearing at the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario/Ontario Rights Tribunal of Ontario in Toronto. The main issue for McKee is the way OSMH’s emergency department announces patients’ last names in the wait room.
Human Rights complaint against hospital to be heard Aug. 30. Read full article.