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White Cane Week

This week is White Cane Week!

White Cane Week takes place across Canada in the first full week of February every year. The week raises awareness about how blind people travel and make a difference in their communities. In 2021, White Cane Week takes place from Sunday, February 7th to Saturday, February 13th.

Ontario’s Life-and-Death Emergency Triage Protocol Remains a Work In Progress

Jeff GrayQueen’s Park Reporter
Published February 7, 2021

If a third wave of COVID-19 overwhelms Ontario hospitals, and intensive care units run out of beds, the province’s doctors could be forced to make previously unthinkable decisions about who gets access to life-saving treatment. Precisely how they would do that remains largely under wraps even as concern mounts about the spread of more contagious new variants of the virus.

International Epilepsy Day

Today is International Epilepsy Day!

International Epilepsy Day takes place around the world  on the second Monday of February every year. This day is a chance to spread awareness about what epilepsy is. In addition, the day also spreads awareness about the need for more treatments for and research about epilepsy.

Canada and Ontario Invest in Accessible Public Transit Infrastructure for Residents of Peel Region

From: Infrastructure Canada

Region of Peel, Ontario, January 27, 2021-The safety and well-being of Canadians are top priorities of the governments of Canada and Ontario. Investments in Ontario’s infrastructure during this extraordinary time provides an opportunity to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, and to make our communities more inclusive and resilient.

That is why, together, these governments are taking decisive action to help families, businesses and communities as they adapt to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accessible Employment in Ontario and Manitoba

Many separate accessibility standards development processes exist in Canada. Ontario, Manitoba, and Nova Scotia all have laws that mandate creation of provincial accessibility standards. In addition, the Accessible Canada Act mandates accessibility standards that apply to organizations under federal jurisdiction. However, the government of Canada intends to coordinate federal and provincial accessibility laws. Moreover, the third review of the AODA recommends that the Ontario government should support this aim by aligning its accessibility law, the AODA, with the laws of other provinces and the country. If the governments work together to make these laws more similar, the AODA standards may change to align with laws in other places across the country. In this article, we will explore accessible employment in Ontario and Manitoba.