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Disability News: Ontario Canada

  • Synopsis: Last Revised/Updated: 2016-07-17 - 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 -

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 -

Latest Ontario Publications
1 - Nowhere to Turn: Ontario Ombudsman's Report - Community Living Toronto.
2 - Disability Laws Overwhelming Small Employers in Ontario - MacLeod Law Firm.
3 - Call on Party Leaders by Disability Advocates to Ensure Accessibility - CNIB.
4 - Canadian Feds Support Medical Innovation in Mississauga - FedDev Ontario.
5 - Accessibility Improvements for Canadians with Disabilities in Toronto - Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
6 - Becoming an Organ Donor in Ontario Now Much Easier - Trillium Gift of Life Network.
7 - Sudbury Ontario Residents Invited to Contribute to Disability Accessibility Plan - DW.
8 - New Accessibility Standards in Ontario From Jan 1, 2012 - Disabled World.
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Loan Information for low income singles, families, seniors and disabled. Includes home, vehicle and personal loans.

Famous People with Disabilities - Well known people with disabilities and conditions who contributed to society.

List of awareness ribbon colors and their meaning. Also see our calendar of awareness dates.

Blood Pressure Chart - What should your blood pressure be. Also see information on blood group types and compatibility.