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IDEA Speaker Series: Why Disclosure Doesn’t Work

In this webinar, Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai will talk about why disclosure doesn’t work. “Accommodation” is a dirty word, and is ableist. Let’s take a deep dive into the disclosure and accommodation framework for persons with disabilities, at work and at school.

Join us for the next IDEA Speaker Series presentation:   Why Disclosure Doesn’t Work Presented by Dr. Mahadeo Sukhai, CNIB Friday, February 23, 2024 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. EST  

Find out more, and register here:

RSI Day 2024 – 25th Anniversary Free Weekly Ergonomics Webinar Series

OHCOW is pleased to announce the return of our free annual international event focussed on Repetitive Strain Injuries and their prevention. Now in its 25th year, OHCOW’s RSI Day program continues to translate the knowledge and experience of our professional staff and guest speakers to increase awareness and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders. 

Due its ever-expanding audience, this year’s event will again be held virtually, as a 4-week webinar series over the month of February.

Registration for this free event is required in order to participate.

For a detail agenda, dates, times, and registration please follow the link below.

9-8-8 – Canada’s new mental health crisis hotline

At 9 a.m. this morning, 9-8-8, Canada’s new suicide crisis helpline started taking calls. People across Canada can call and text 9-8-8, a three-digit number for suicide prevention, giving people experiencing thoughts of suicide, or people worried about someone else, an accessible and easy number to call when they need urgent help.
CAMH is leading and coordinating the national rollout of 9-8-8, which is available in English and French, 24/7, 365 days a year to any person living in Canada who is thinking about suicide, in emotional distress or worried about someone they know. As a country, we need this essential service now more than ever: Every year, 4,500 Canadians die by suicide, and for every person lost, 135 people are impacted by that loss. 9-8-8 will offer people help and hope.
CAMH is uniquely positioned to use our expertise and collaborate with partners in bringing this critical service to Canadians when they need it most. Our leadership in the coordination of 9-8-8 builds on our work on Talk Suicide Canada, the national prevention suicide line that preceded 9-8-8. As Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allison Crawford with Talk Suicide Canada, and now 9-8-8, I’ve seen how effective interventions increase our connection and support for people who are struggling. The launch of 9-8-8 is a major milestone for mental health in Canada.

Province commits $300 more per month for those in need of disability support – Nova Scotia

The disability supplement will benefit more than 60 per cent of recipients of the Employment Support and Income Assistance program, he said, which equates to about 15,000 people. Clients will begin receiving the increase automatically.

New York Contractor Faces $522K in Penalties for Fall Hazards Resulting in Death of Worker

“The agency issued six willful violations for the fall hazards – one violation for each exposed worker – and one serious violation for not training the workers. The proposed penalties for the violations total $522,527.”