Highlights / disability

Society

Do mobility devices in the Arctic need a rethink? – Eye on the Arctic video archive

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North. In today’s instalment, a video from our documentary archive. Recovering from knee surgery isn’t easy for anyone, but for Jimmy Okhina Sr., living in Arctic Canada made it» 

Society

Language-disabled student begs court for assistance

Police banged on Matthew’s (*a pseudonym) door one Saturday morning in October 2015 and demanded his identification. He did not understand why. “I was very confused. The police never said exactly what they were charging me with.” Matthew faced having» 

Health, Society

Mental health issues less likely to be seen as a disability: survey

There are great efforts underway in Canada to raise public awareness about mental health issues, yet many Canadians still don’t consider them to be a disability, according to a new survey. The RBC Insurance company notes that 30 per cent» 

Society

Disability is most cited reason for discrimination: report

In its 2017 annual report, the Canadian Human Rights Commission notes that disability was by far (59 per cent) the most often cited ground for discrimination by people in Canada. A combined proportion of 23 per cent of complaints related» 

Indigenous

Eye on the Arctic video archive: Do mobility devices in the Arctic need a rethink?

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North This week on Eye on the Arctic, we’re dipping into our video vault for a look at mental health services in the North.  CAMBRIDGE BAY, Canada _ Recovering from knee surgery» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, Society

VIDEO: Do mobility devices in the Arctic need a rethink?

CAMBRIDGE BAY, Canada _ Recovering from knee surgery isn’t easy for anyone, but for Jimmy Okhina Sr., living in Arctic Canada made it that much more of a challenge. The surgery took place in Yellowknife, the capital city of Canada’s Northwest» 

Health, Society

Veterans Ombudsman recommends improved compensation for pain and suffering

The federal government needs to come up with a better way for compensating injured Canadian veterans for their pain and suffering on top of the compensation they already receive for their disability, says a new report by the Veterans Ombudsman released» 

Society

Doorknobs are out, lever handles are in

Most of us open and close doors every day reflexively, but for many, like arthritic seniors, it may be challenging and even painful to do.  Hardware is the problem.  More specifically, doorknobs.  Pinching and twisting them requires a tight grip. »