Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
  • The Right to Accommodation in Services
    by Greg Thomson on April 21, 2021 at 6:30 am

    Under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code), employers, landlords, and service providers must accommodate people with disabilities. In other words, organizations have a duty to make changes in order to meet the needs of workers, tenants, customers, or clients with disabilities. In this article, we will explore the right to accommodation in services. Accommodation … Continue reading The Right to Accommodation in Services → The post The Right to Accommodation in Services appeared first on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

  • National CBC News Covers Disability Discrimination Problems with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Protocol — Protocol’s Defenders Make Transparently Bogus Arguments to Defend It
    by Greg Thomson on April 20, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: https://www.aodaalliance.org Email: [email protected] Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/ April 20, 2021 SUMMARY Over the past week, media coverage of disability discrimination objections to the Ford Government’s critical care triage plans has ramped up. It is fuelled by … Continue reading National CBC News Covers Disability Discrimination Problems with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Protocol — Protocol’s Defenders Make Transparently Bogus Arguments to Defend It → The post National CBC News Covers Disability Discrimination Problems with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Protocol — Protocol’s Defenders Make Transparently Bogus Arguments to Defend It appeared first on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

  • It Terrifies Me: Smiths Falls Mom at Risk of Homelessness Due to Lack of Affordable, Accessible Housing
    by Greg Thomson on April 19, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    The town has a ‘very limited supply’ of accessible units By Evelyn Harford Smiths Falls Record News Thursday, April 15, 2021 For Courtney Preece, the issue of finding affordable housing has been compounded by her struggle to find a unit that is also accessible. Now, she and her six-year-old son, Grayson, are at risk of … Continue reading It Terrifies Me: Smiths Falls Mom at Risk of Homelessness Due to Lack of Affordable, Accessible Housing → The post It Terrifies Me: Smiths Falls Mom at Risk of Homelessness Due to Lack of Affordable, Accessible Housing appeared first on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

  • Six Bio-Ethicists on Ontario Government’s “Bioethics Table” Confirm Ongoing Concerns Raised by Disability Organizations regarding the Discriminatory and Secret Plans for the Triaging of Critical Care
    by Greg Thomson on April 19, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance ARCH Disability Law Centre NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 19, 2021 Serious objections that have been raised by disability groups for over one year regarding Ontario’s plans for triaging life-saving critical care have been validated and echoed by a number of the very individuals that were … Continue reading Six Bio-Ethicists on Ontario Government’s “Bioethics Table” Confirm Ongoing Concerns Raised by Disability Organizations regarding the Discriminatory and Secret Plans for the Triaging of Critical Care → The post Six Bio-Ethicists on Ontario Government’s “Bioethics Table” Confirm Ongoing Concerns Raised by Disability Organizations regarding the Discriminatory and Secret Plans for the Triaging of Critical Care appeared first on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

  • The Right to Accommodation in Housing
    by Greg Thomson on April 19, 2021 at 6:30 am

    Under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code), employers, landlords, and service providers must accommodate people with disabilities. In other words, organizations have a duty to make changes in order to meet the needs of workers, tenants, customers, or clients with disabilities. In this article, we will explore the right to accommodation in housing. Accommodation … Continue reading The Right to Accommodation in Housing → The post The Right to Accommodation in Housing appeared first on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

  • Register for April 20, 2021 Virtual Public Forum on Disability Concerns with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans – Plan to Tell The Virtual April 28, 2021 Toronto Infrastructure and Environment Committee Meeting Not to Allow Electric Scooters
    by Greg Thomson on April 16, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: https://www.aodaalliance.org Email: [email protected] Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/ April 16, 2021 SUMMARY Please save the date for these two important events that are fast approaching. For the first one, register now. For the second one, stay tuned … Continue reading Register for April 20, 2021 Virtual Public Forum on Disability Concerns with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans – Plan to Tell The Virtual April 28, 2021 Toronto Infrastructure and Environment Committee Meeting Not to Allow Electric Scooters → The post Register for April 20, 2021 Virtual Public Forum on Disability Concerns with Ontario’s Critical Care Triage Plans – Plan to Tell The Virtual April 28, 2021 Toronto Infrastructure and Environment Committee Meeting Not to Allow Electric Scooters appeared first on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

  • The Right of Returning to Work
    by Greg Thomson on April 16, 2021 at 6:30 am

    Under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code), employers, landlords, and service providers must accommodate people with disabilities. In other words, organizations have a duty to make changes in order to meet the needs of workers, tenants, customers, or clients with disabilities. In this article, we will explore the right of returning to work after … Continue reading The Right of Returning to Work → The post The Right of Returning to Work appeared first on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

  • As COVID-19 Infections Hit Record Highs and Hospital ICUs Reach the Brink, Five Bioethicists on The Ford Government’s Bioethics Table Release a Public Statement Revealing Major Concerns with Ontario’s Plans for Triage of Critical Care, that Echo Disability Community Objections
    by Greg Thomson on April 15, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ALLIANCE NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2021 Toronto: A body blow has just been delivered to the Ford Government’s controversial plans for deciding which patients would be refused life-saving critical care, if the crisis overload in Ontario hospital intensive care units requires that life-saving critical care … Continue reading As COVID-19 Infections Hit Record Highs and Hospital ICUs Reach the Brink, Five Bioethicists on The Ford Government’s Bioethics Table Release a Public Statement Revealing Major Concerns with Ontario’s Plans for Triage of Critical Care, that Echo Disability Community Objections → The post As COVID-19 Infections Hit Record Highs and Hospital ICUs Reach the Brink, Five Bioethicists on The Ford Government’s Bioethics Table Release a Public Statement Revealing Major Concerns with Ontario’s Plans for Triage of Critical Care, that Echo Disability Community Objections appeared first on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

  • More Advocacy Action, More Media, and More Ford Government Secrecy on Ontario’s Disability-Discriminatory Plans for Critical Care Triage If Hospital ICUs Run Out of Space for All Patients Needing Life-Saving Care
    by Greg Thomson on April 14, 2021 at 4:35 pm

    Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance Update United for a Barrier-Free Society for All People with Disabilities Web: https://www.aodaalliance.org Email: [email protected] Twitter: @aodaalliance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aodaalliance/ April 14, 2021 SUMMARY Disability advocacy keeps up the pressure on the critical care triage issue while the Ford Government keeps up the secrecy. a) On April 13, 2021, … Continue reading More Advocacy Action, More Media, and More Ford Government Secrecy on Ontario’s Disability-Discriminatory Plans for Critical Care Triage If Hospital ICUs Run Out of Space for All Patients Needing Life-Saving Care → The post More Advocacy Action, More Media, and More Ford Government Secrecy on Ontario’s Disability-Discriminatory Plans for Critical Care Triage If Hospital ICUs Run Out of Space for All Patients Needing Life-Saving Care appeared first on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

  • Alternative Work
    by Greg Thomson on April 14, 2021 at 6:30 am

    In our last article, we outlined some employment accommodations that workers with disabilities may use. Workers have the right to accommodations under the Ontario Human Rights Code (the Code). In addition, the AODA requires employers to accommodate workers with disabilities. In this article, we explore the accommodation of alternative work. Alternative Work Under the Ontario … Continue reading Alternative Work → The post Alternative Work appeared first on Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

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