Workplace safety tribunal shares best practices for teleconference hearings
The document — which applies to new or ongoing prehearing conferences, applications and hearings conducted via teleconference before the tribunal — seeks to ensure that these proceedings keep progressing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The tribunal will flexibly adapt this guidance to suit the particular facts of each case and will update it as the situation continues to evolve.
UPDATED: What emergency relief will insurers offer customers? Here’s what they told us
Canada’s P&C insurance industry should follow the example of the banking sector and show a united front in presenting options to clients adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to some brokers.
Crowd forms at sole Service Ontario location open for written driver’s tests
A large crowd of new drivers gathered outside the Service Ontario centre at Toronto’s College Park this morning waiting to write their driver’s license test.
Ontario’s social assistance regime ‘discriminating’ against structured settlements
Structured settlements are an important option for personal injury claimants in Ontario. Contrary to the more conventional lump sum payment that most personal injury claimants go for, a structure is a financial package, designed to meet a particular plaintiff’s needs through periodic payments, either for a fixed term or for the plaintiff’s life. In recent years, structures have grown increasingly popular among plaintiffs and insurers.
Feds to send $600 to some Canadians with disabilities
OTTAWA — Canadians with disabilities will be sent a one-time tax-free payment of up to $600, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Friday, in an effort to help offset the financial pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Monitoring the CRPD: Your Feedback Matters
The Canadian Human Rights Commission is Canada’s human rights watchdog, with a responsibility to both promote and protect human rights. As a part of that role, the Commission was recently given a new responsibility to monitor the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Canada.
Canadians with lifelong disabilities can lose disability tax credit
Morley, 49, was diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, in 2010. The condition means even the small, routine tasks of everyday living leave him utterly exhausted and in need of prolonged rest, he said.
Areas of Concern for Disabled People in Accessing Communities of Care During COVID-19
I, Amanda Lin, Student Engagement Facilitator for the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University, had the pleasure of interviewing Loree Erickson, the current Ethel Louise Armstrong Post-Doctoral Fellow. The following blog post is a summary of the highlights from our hour-long conversation together.
Telogen Effluvium, aka Stress-Induced Hair Loss
There’s a condition some doctors don’t tell their patients about. It sneaks up on an unsuspecting person. When you tentatively voice your worry about it, doctors may dismiss you because hair loss isn’t as debilitating as a concussion
. Relatives tease you or pretend it’s not happening. Neither reaction makes you feel better as day after day, your hair silently leaves your scalp. You find strands and strands of hair on your pillow, in your sink, on the floor. Your brush waits for that first stroke to fill its bristles up with hair. And no one gives a damn enough about your distress to tell you why.