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Letter to Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health of Ontario

 

October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021 Sent via email to Christine.elliott@ontario.ca Hon. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health of OntarioCollege Park 5th Floor,777 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M7A 2J3 Dear Hon. Deputy Premier and Minister Elliot: Re: Proof of Vaccination requirements I am writing on behalf of ARCH Disability Law Centre to express urgent concern about…

Letter to College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario regarding Vaccine Passport Exemptions

 

September 22, 2021

Letter to College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario regarding Vaccine Passport Exemptions…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Coalition of Specialty Community Legal Clinics Granted Intervention at the Supreme Court of Canada in case about Public Interest Standing and Access to Justice

 

August 20, 2021

Toronto, ON – August 20, 2021 – The Coalition of Speciality Community Legal Clinics (made up of Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario (ACTO), ARCH Disability Law Centre (ARCH), the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), Chinese Southeast Asian Legal Clinic (CSALC), HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario (HALCO), and South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO))…Read More

 

ARCH Statement: Calling for Action as Ontario’s Chief Forensic Pathologist Confirms Cause of Soleiman Faqiri’s Death

 

August 20, 2021

August 20, 2021 Soleiman Faqiri was killed on December 15, 2016 while in a segregated cell at the Central East Correctional Centre awaiting to be transferred to the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health in Whitby. In August 2020, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) decided not to lay charges against the correctional officers involved in…Read More

 

Reminder: Survey about disability-related barriers to COVID-19 vaccines across Canada

 

August 12, 2021

Survey about disability-related barriers to COVID-19 vaccines across Canada…Read More

 

ARCH Staff co-authored article on Social Isolation during COVID-19 in the Qualitative Social Work Journal

 

August 05, 2021

ARCH Staff co-authored article on Social Isolation during COVID-19 in the Qualitative Social Work Journal…Read More

 

Access the ARCH Alert of July 28, 2021

 

July 28, 2021

Access the ARCH Alert of July 28, 2021…Read More

 

ARCH Consultation on AODA Health Care Standard Recommendations

 

June 30, 2021

Dear Community Member, Recommendations on a new Health Care Standard under the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) has been released for public consultation.  You can find the Recommendations  here: Consultation: Initial recommendations for the development of health care accessibility standards If you want to respond directly to the government, there is a feedback…Read More

 

For Immediate Release – Launch of survey about disability-related barriers to COVID-19 vaccines across Canada

 

June 28, 2021

June 22, 2021 – In May of 2020, Independent Living Canada (ILC) released its findings from a survey about COVID-19 conducted with people with disabilities, staff, and volunteers of the 24 Independent Living Centres across Canada. Overall, people with disabilities surveyed were very concerned about the health threat that COVID-19 posed and were fearful of…Read More

 

RESPECTING RIGHTS – Statement to CRPD Committee Consultation on Deinstitutionalization

 

RESPECTING RIGHTS – Statement to CRPD Committee Consultation on Deinstitutionalization…Read More

 

Meaningful Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Regulation Making

 

June 01, 2021

Aussi disponible en francais. This report presents research findings about barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from participating in processes to develop new regulations. The report analyzes these barriers in the context of legal requirements in the Accessible Canada Act, Canadian human rights jurisprudence and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The…Read More

 

National AccessAbility Week 2021

 

National AccessAbility Week 2021 – Advocacy strategies for persons with disabilities during COVID-19…Read More

 

ARCH lawyer interviewed about the lack of consultation and transparency from Ministry of Health on the Triage Protocol

 

May 12, 2021

ARCH lawyer interviewed for article – Ontario Government Did Not Consult Them on Life and Death COVID-19 ‘Triage’ Decisions…Read More

 

“What you need to Know: Critical Care During the Pandemic and Ontario’s Triage Protocol” – Webinar Recording and Action Tools

 

April 27, 2021

“What you need to Know: Critical Care During the Pandemic and Ontario’s Triage Protocol” – Webinar Recording and Action Tools…Read More

 

ARCH lawyer interviewed for an article on the concerns about Triage Protocol

 

April 23, 2021

ARCH lawyer interviewed for an article on the concerns about Triage Protocol…Read More

 

ARCH lawyers interviewed for Law Times article about privacy, rights of workers with disabilities at issue in commercial dispute over alleged negligence

 

April 20, 2021

ARCH lawyers interviewed for Law Times article about privacy, rights of workers with disabilities at issue in commercial dispute over alleged negligence…Read More

 

ARCH lawyer discussed the important disability rights case recently decided by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario on a live audio show.

 

April 20, 2021

AMI Audio – ARCH lawyer, Jessica De Marinis, discussing the important disability rights case recently decided by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.…Read More

 

COVID-19 Factsheet – Accessing Critical Care in Hospitals during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

COVID-19 Factsheet – Accessing Critical Care in Hospitals during the COVID-19 Pandemic…Read More

 

ARCH lawyer, interviewed by Meagan Gillmore for the show “NOW with Dave Brown” on AMI Audio discussing concerns about the Community Care Act.

 

April 19, 2021

ARCH lawyer, interviewed by Meagan Gillmore for the show “NOW with Dave Brown” on AMI Audio discussing concerns about the Community Care Act. …Read More

 

NEWS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 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

 

April 19, 2021

Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act AllianceARCH Disability Law Centre 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 advising the Ontario Government on it.…Read More

 

Upcoming Webinar – What You Need to Know: Critical Care During the Pandemic and Ontario’s Triage Protocol

 

April 16, 2021

Webinar: What You Need to Know: Critical Care During the Pandemic and Ontario’s Triage Protocol…Read More

 

ARCH lawyer, guest speaker on CNIB Podcast on Built Environments

 

ARCH lawyer, guest speaker on CNIB Podcast on Built Environments…Read More

 

ARCH Disability Law Centre Supports Call for Ontario Government to Clarify the Status of the Triage Protocol

 

April 15, 2021

ARCH Disability Law Centre Supports Call for Ontario Government to Clarify the Status of the Triage Protocol…Read More

 

Letter to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario regarding Triaging of Critical Care in Ontario

 

April 13, 2021

Letter to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario regarding Triaging of Critical Care in Ontario…Read More

 

For Immediate Release: Ontario Superior Court Dismisses Appeal Seeking Disclosure of Employment Records of Non-Party with a Disability

 

For Immediate Release: Ontario Superior Court Dismisses Appeal Seeking Disclosure of Employment Records of Non-Party with a Disability…Read More

 

ARCH Disability Law Centre Statement on Need for Transparency and Ongoing Concern with Discriminatory Measures to Address ICU Capacity

 

ARCH Disability Law Centre Statement on Need for Transparency and Ongoing Concern with Discriminatory Measures to Address ICU Capacity …Read More

 

Connecting People to Home and Community Care: Survey Results

 

ARCH update following the completion of focus groups discussing the Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act and future Regulations.…Read More

 

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