Disability News: Ontario Canada


Disability News articles information and stories from Ontario Canada including health news and updates.

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The capital of Ontario, Canada, is Toronto, Canada's most populous city and metropolitan area. Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is located in Ontario as well. Mississauga is a city in Southern Ontario located in the western part of the Greater Toronto Area. With a population of just over 700,000, it is Canada's sixth-most populous municipality, and has almost doubled in population in each of the last two decades.

Ontario Disability Statistics

Ontario needs to be more accessible to people with disabilities. It makes good sense - economically and socially as currently 1.85 million people in Ontario have a disability. That's one in seven people. Over the next 20 years as the population ages, the number will rise to one in five Ontarians.

On June 13, 2005, the Ontario Government passed the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. The act makes Ontario the first jurisdiction in Canada to develop, implement and enforce mandatory accessibility standards that apply to both the private and public sectors. Plans are underway to make the province of Ontario accessible by 2025.

The Ontario Disability Support Program Income Support

Helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing. The Ontario Disability Support Program is managed and delivered by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.

The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

A charitable non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities. Their mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today's society - www.ldao.ca

The Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario (CPA Ontario)

Mission is to assist persons with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities to achieve independence, self-reliance and full community participation - http://www.cpaont.org

Latest Ontario Publications

Report highlights systemic issues in developmental services system that have resulted in gaps in service for individuals across Toronto and Ontario.

Most small employers do not have a good understanding of their obligations towards disabled employees and those obligations will increase Jan 1, 2016.

AODA Alliance is making public election commitments that Parties have made to make Ontario fully accessible to people with disabilities by 2025.

Announcement of investment in MyndTec Inc. for innovative medical device that helps restore voluntary movement in people with paralysis due to stroke, spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury.

Community projects in Toronto increasing accessibility for people with disabilities and improving the quality of life of Canadians.

Now Ontarians can now register as organ and tissue donors online through a new web site.

Citizens in Sudbury Ontario are invited to attend a public consultation session June 16 to provide input into the Accessibility Plan for the city.

The new employment transportation and communications Accessibility Standards in Ontario will make Ontario a World model for accessibility.

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