OsgoodePD 6th Annual Mental Health Law for Children and Youth

Overview This OsgoodePD program brings together legal, healthcare, mental health and education professionals for a comprehensive one-day update on the essential, current and emerging issues, together with practical legal advice on how to deal with them. The discussion will also include strategies on how community partners can work together to face these challenges Topics: What…

Ontario Human Rights Commission Releases New Inquiry Report on Post-Secondary Student Mental Health Accommodations

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (Commission) has released an Inquiry Report regarding its inquiry into the systemic barriers facing post-secondary students with mental health disabilities entitled “With Learning in Mind.” Find out more about the Commission’s initiative and its impact on Colleges and Universities in this FTR Now…

Workplace Safety and Insurance Act Amended to Allow Benefit Entitlement for Chronic Mental Stress

The government’s budget implementation legislation, Bill 127, Stronger, Healthier Ontario Act, recently received Royal Assent. Bill 127 includes amendments to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, 1997 (WSIA) to allow entitlement to chronic mental stress for workplace injuries that occur on or after January 1, 2018. Previously, subsections 13(4) and (5) of the WSIA and…

Catherine Peters Discussed Accommodating Mental Health Issues on Campus on The Agenda

Hicks Morley’s Catherine Peters participated in a panel discussion titled, “Reasonable Accommodation? Necessary or Not?” on The Agenda with Steve Paikin on March 30, 2017. Catherine and her fellow panelists spoke about accommodating student mental health issues on post-secondary campuses. “Accommodation is about leveling the playing field,” Catherine explained, “not about creating unfair advantage.” View video