By Yedida Zalik, Staff Lawyer
Over the last year, many former residents of Schedule 1 Facilities made claims for compensation. This was because of a class action lawsuit about twelve Schedule 1 Facilities where many people with disabilities had been abused. That lawsuit was called Clegg v. Ontario. The Clegg lawsuit settled. This means that the parties agreed to end the lawsuit without a trial. People who lived at these twelve places were able to ask for money from the settlement.
Lawsuit for People Who Lived at CPRI in Ontario Between 1963 and 2011. Read full article.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Ontario for All People with Disabilities https://www.aodaalliance.org firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @aodaalliance
June 23, 2017
Back on March 16, 2017, the AODA Alliance wrote Ontario’s Accessibility Minister Tracy MacCharles, to ask what the Government has recently done, and what it plans to do over the next year, to implement and enforce the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Eighty-three days after we wrote, the Minister responded. The Government’s June 8, 2017 letter is set out below.
After Almost Three Months, The Wynne Government Answers the AODA Alliance’s Request for An Update on Government Plans on Implementing and Enforcing the AODA, but Several of Our Important Questions Remain Unanswered. Read full article.
By Cheryl Clock, The Standard
Friday, June 23, 2017 9:37:57 EDT PM
Evelyn Lockie, 88 and Tina are inseparable. Tina is Evelyn’s service dog, trained to give her emotional support. Cheryl Clock
The blue leash is a lifeline. A connection so important, she holds on to it even in her sleep.
When I’m Not Here, the Dog is Her Comfort. Read full article.
Trails upgraded to allow for greater accessibility
News Jun 23, 2017
by Tamara Botting
The walkway around the washrooms at the Binbrook Conservation Area has been redone so that it is wider, with less of a slope. This is one aspect of the accessibility updates being done at the park.
There have been a number of improvements made to the Binbrook Conservation Area to make sure everyone can enjoy the park and all its amenities.
Binbrook Conservation Area Sees Many Improvements. Read full article.
Opinion Jun 22, 2017
by Luisa D’Amato
Waterloo Region Record
Is a school a public place?
It’s a simple question, but you could answer it either way.
This is what is at the heart of an Ontario Human Rights Commission hearing in Waterloo that will decide if a boy with autism has the right to have his service dog in the classroom with him.
D’AMATO: Is a School a Public Place? Question Affects Boy and His Service Dog. Read full article.