Archive for March, 2016

Ontario to introduce legislation that would boost affordable housing units

Ontario municipalities will be able to mandate affordable housing in new developments under planned legislation that cities, including the “scorching” housing market of Toronto, are closely eyeing.

The proposed legislation would allow communities to establish so-called inclusionary zoning policies, meaning new housing proposals would require developers to include a certain percentage of affordable units in order to be approved.

Vancouver and Montreal have similar policies, as do many major cities in the United States, advocates say.

It’s a step ...

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Building Community

Canadian Association for Community Living

 Policies that Build Community

Is current public policy effective in helping to create a community where all people belong?
Report on 2015 Policy Forum

Building Community – On February 27, 2015, Community Living Ontario hosted a policy forum in collaboration with the Ryerson School of Social Work, the Ryerson School of Disability Studies and the CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy. The event titled Policies that Build Community explored the question ...

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Vulnerable Persons Standard

Introducing the Vulnerable Persons Standard

The Vulnerable Persons Standard is a series of evidence-based safeguards intended to protect the lives of Canadians.

These safeguards will help to ensure that Canadians requesting assistance from physicians to end their life can do so without jeopardizing the lives of vulnerable persons who may be subject to coercion and abuse.

We are calling on all members of Parliament to ensure that federal legislation regulating physician-assisted death incorporate these safeguards.

Why is vulnerability important?

Vulnerable persons who request physician-assisted dying ...

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Edmonton filmmaker promotes people with special needs

EDMONTON — Mikey Hamm is a support worker for a man with autism, and now the Edmonton man is also making cool videos about people with special needs, thanks in part to a government grant.

It all began with a video called “Anthony At Your Service.” Hamm works with Anthony Barrett, who has autism.

Anthony’s mother decided to start a delivery business for her son, who is mostly non-verbal.

“Anthony’s a great guy, but he’s not the type to walk up and shake your hand and ...

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2016 Ontario Budget: Affecting People with Disabilities

2016 Ontario Budget: Jobs for Today and Tomorrow

Finance Minister Charles Sousa recently released the 2016 Ontario Budget: Jobs for Today and Tomorrow and we find in it provisions affecting people with disabilities.

Here are some of the highlights:

Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities

The Province has taken a number of steps to better support people with disabilities by helping them connect to the labour market and engaging and supporting employers.

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