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Big Investments Fuel Record Growth in Home Accessibility Market

In Iowa-where VGM Live at Home is based-there are two sayings from the iconic movie “Field of Dreams” that are reiterated often. They are, “If you build it, they will come;” and “Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa.” I can’t help but think of these two phrases as I report on the current state of the home accessibility market.


EEOC Confirms COVID-19 Can Be A Disability Under ADA

On December 14, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) supplemented its guidance concerning COVID-19, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Rehabilitation Act, and other Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) Laws to confirm that COVID-19 can qualify as a disability under any of the three “disability” definitions in the ADA.


Covid-as-Disability Bound to Spur Workplace Conflicts, Lawsuits

The EEOC’s determination that Covid-19 can be a disability in many circumstances will create confusion, and tee up litigation, as companies grapple with how to accommodate workers who contract the virus and experience symptoms including brain fog, headaches, and shortness of breath.


Significant Victory for Nova Scotians With Intellectual Disabilities

Today, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has paved the road to addressing the human rights of thousands of Nova Scotians with disabilities who continue to languish in institutions or in community without support.


Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Launches 2021 Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW)

The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health is proud to launch the 2021 Mental Illness Awareness Week on October 3, 2021.


Adults With Disabilities Have Worse Mental Health During COVID-19

Adults with disabilities are disproportionately affected by adverse mental health symptoms and substance use during COVID-19, according to research published in the Aug. 27 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health Announces 2021 Champions of Mental Health

OTTAWA-August 18, 2021-The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Champions of Mental Health Awards.

The annual awards campaign recognizes seven exceptional Canadians who have worked to advance the mental health agenda in Canada.

These remarkable individuals were nominated by their peers, colleagues, and community members. A CAMIMH selection committee, comprised of representatives from health and social care provider organizations, and organizations that represent people with mental illness, their families and caregivers, reviewed the submissions.

This year’s winners are:

  • 1) The Sharon Johnston Champion of Mental Health Award for Youth – Hani Rukh E Qamar (MontrĂ© al, QC)
  • 2) Media – Leigh Bursey (Brockville, ON)

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Seeing The Unseen: Nonvisible Disability

As someone who experiences chronic pain, my appearance doesn’t always explicitly notify others I’m feeling unwell. Sometimes, this can look like me smiling through what hurts while telling those who ask, “I’m doing fine.” It can also result in a trip to the emergency room in an effort to try and overcome an incessant bout of pain


Violation of Ontario Human RIGHTS!

June 27, 2021

Ontario Human Rights Commission:

After extensive research I am learning that Ontario young adults between 20 and 64 are being denied OHIP funded services at our private Physiotherapy Clinics for the following Groups of People: