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For a complete collection of Submissions and Papers go to ARCH’s online catalogue .

ARCH Submissions Detailing its Position on the Inclusion of the Clinical Frailty Scale in Ontario’s Triage Protocol

September 01, 2020

Sent via email to COVIDUpdates@ontariohealth.ca September 1, 2020 Joint Centre for BioethicsUniversity of Toronto155 College Street, Suite 754Toronto, ON M5T 1P8Canada Dear Members of the Bioethics Table: Re:  ARCH Disability Law Centre’s Submissions Regarding Ontario’s Triage Protocol Draft dated July 7, 2020 Following Meetings with Bioethics Table The within document is the written submission of…Read More

ARCH Statement on decision to not lay charges in death of Soleiman Faqiri

August 12, 2020

August 11, 2020 ARCH Disability Law Centre is deeply concerned by the Ontario Provincial Police’s (OPP) decision not to lay charges against the correctional officers involved in the death of Soleiman Faqiri at the Central East Correctional Centre. ARCH urges the OPP to re-consider its decision and lay criminal charges against those responsible for Mr.…Read More

Demand for Independent Investigation into the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet

August 10, 2020

VIA EMAIL: sylvia.jones@pc.ola.org August 10, 2020 Honourable Sylvia Jones, Solicitor GeneralMinistry of the Solicitor General18th Floor, 25 Grosvenor St.Toronto, ON M7A 1Y6 Dear Solicitor General Jones: Re: Investigation into the death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet We are writing on behalf of the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) and ARCH Disability Law Centre (ARCH) to demand for…Read More

Submissions on Proposed Regulations under the Connecting Care Act

Submissions of ARCH Disability Law Centre to the Ministry of Health on Proposed Regulations under the Connecting Care Act August 7, 2020 Table of Contents A. IntroductionB. About ARCHC. Clear and Accessible Language RequiredD. Use of the word “Patient” is incorrectE. Location of Services must be Consistent with CRPDF. Modes of Delivery must be accessible…Read More

Submissions and Recommendations Regarding Ontario’s Triage Protocol Draft dated July 7, 2020

July 20, 2020

Sent via email to COVIDUpdates@ontariohealth.ca July 20, 2020 Joint Centre for BioethicsUniversity of Toronto155 College Street, Suite 754Toronto, ON M5T 1P8Canada Dear Ms. Gibson and Mr. Smith: Re:  ARCH Disability Law Centre Submissions and Recommendations Regarding Ontario’s Triage Protocol Draft dated July 7, 2020 The within document is the written submission of ARCH Disability Law…Read More

Access to Education for Students with Disabilities during the COVID-19 Crisis

July 03, 2020

ARCH Disability Law Centre  Submission to Ontario Ministry of Education Regarding Access to Education for Students with Disabilities during the COVID-19 Crisis To: Hon. Stephen Lecce, Minister of EducationSent via email: EDU.consultation@Ontario.ca July 3, 2020 I) Introduction In March 2020, Ontario schools closed indefinitely as part of a response to the COVID-19 pandemic with an…Read More

ARCH Statement on Deaths of Persons with Mental Health Disabilities by Police

June 23, 2020

ARCH Disability Law Centre is deeply saddened and decries the deaths of persons with mental health disabilities at the hands of police officers. Over the last three months, at least three persons with mental health disabilities have died in the Toronto and Peel Regions as a result of interactions with police officers. Ejaz Choudry, Regis…Read More

Submissions on Bill 175, Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, 2020

Submissions of ARCH Disability Law Centre to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly Bill 175, Connecting People to Home and Community Care Act, 2020 June 17, 2020 Table of Contents A. IntroductionB. About ARCHC. Issues and RecommendationsI. Persons with Disabilities must be Included in Bill 175 AmendmentsII. Key Provisions Moved from Legislation to RegulationsIII.…Read More

Intervention submitted to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

June 12, 2020

Intervention of ARCH Disability Law Centre submitted to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Telecom and Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2020-124: Call for Comments – Regulations to be made under the Accessible Canada Act June 12, 2020 Table of Contents INTRODUCTIONSUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONSARCH’S RESPONSE TO THE CALL FOR COMMENTSA. CONTENT OF REGULATIONS AND GUIDANCE…Read More

ARCH Letter to Premier of Ontario and Minister of Ontario Health on Hospital Visitation Bans

May 26, 2020

ARCH letter highlights serious concerns about the discriminatory impact of hospital visitation bans on people with disabilities in Ontario. ARCH is calling upon the Government of Ontario to urgently revise the essential visitor definition to ensure that people with disabilities get equal access to hospitals and health care services. The Honourable Doug FordPremier of Ontariodoug.fordco@pc.ola.org…Read More

ARCH Letter on Clinical Triage Protocol

May 13, 2020

Sent via email to info@ontariohealth.ca and christine.elliott@pc.ola.org May 13, 2020 Hon. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of HealthCollege Park, 5th Floor777 Bay StreetToronto, ON M7A 2J3 Mr. Matthew AndersonChief Executive OfficerOntario Health Dear Hon. Minister Elliott and Mr. Anderson: Re: Ontario’s Clinical Triage Protocol for Major Surge in COVID Pandemic We write further to…Read More

Submission – Open Letter: Ontario’s COVID-19 Triage Protocol

April 08, 2020

April 8, 2020 Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of OntarioLegislative BuildingQueen’s ParkToronto, ON M7A 1A1 Hon. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health of OntarioCollege Park 5th Floor, 777 Bay Street, Toronto, ON M7A 2J3 Hon. Raymond Sung Joon Cho, Minister of Seniors and Accessibility of OntarioMinistry for Seniors and AccessibilityCollege Park, 5th Floor777 Bay Street,…Read More

Submission – Submission of ARCH Disability Law Centre to the Canadian Transportation Agency Phase II – Consultation on the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR)

February 27, 2020

Introduction ARCH is pleased to provide this submission to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) as part of its Phase II Consultation on the Accessible Transportation for Persons with Disabilities Regulations (ATPDR). Accessible transportation is essential for realizing full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in Canada. Without access to transportation, people with disabilities are…Read More

Submission – ARCH Submissions on the Canadian Human Rights Commission Draft Complaint Rules

Sent via email to Piero.Narducci@chrc-ccdp.gc.ca October 18, 2019 Piero NarducciDirector GeneralComplaints Services BranchCanadian Human Rights Commission Dear Mr. Narducci: Re:  ARCH Submissions on the Canadian Human Rights Commission Draft Complaint Rules On September 13, 2019, the Canadian Human Rights Commission (the “Commission”) invited several organizations to participate on a teleconference call to provide feedback on…Read More

Paper – The Legal Rights and Challenges Faced by Persons with Chronic Disability Triggered by Environmental Factors

September 20, 2019

Report prepared by ARCH Disability Law Centre and the Canadian Environmental Law Association September 2019 Acknowledgements: ARCH and CELA gratefully acknowledge the following people in the preparation of this report. Authors: Dianne Wintermute, Lawyer (ARCH) and Kathleen Cooper, Senior Researcher and Paralegal (CELA) Legal and Research Assistants: Joshua Patlik and Erica Stahl We are particularly…Read More

Submission – Plain English version of the Submission of Canadian Civil Society Organizations to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

July 29, 2019

Submission – Canada: Community Organizations and Organizations of People with Disabilities Report on the “List of Issues Prior to Reporting” Plain English* version of: Submission of Canadian Civil Society Organizations to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities On the List of Issues Prior to Reporting [Canada] to be adopted during the 22nd…Read More



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