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Provincial Government Introduces Legislation about Access to Records at Administrative Boards and Tribunals

A Summary and Analysis of Tribunal Adjudicative Records Act, 2019, in light of the Toronto Star v AG

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Case Summary and Analysis: Denial of Service Animal Benefit for self-trained service animal is not discriminatory

April 11, 2019

A case summary of Leach v Ontario (Community and Social Services), 2019 HRTO 204 Introduction Ontario Works (OW) and

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Case Summary and Analysis: Accommodating Addictions Disabilities in the Workplace

March 29, 2019

A Case Summary and Analysis of Regional Municipality of Waterloo (Sunnyside Home) v Ontario Nurses’ Association, 2019 CanLII 433

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Case Summary and Analysis: Simpson v Prananjen Group Ltd. o/a Nimigon Retirement Home

ARCH’s most recent blog post analyzed the unsettled state of the law for the test for

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Case Summary and Analysis: Suen v. Envirocon Environmental Services, ULC

March 01, 2019

The Prima Facie Test and Discrimination Based on Family Status: A Case Law Review and Analysis of

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Focus: The Availability of Charter Remedies at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

February 15, 2019

Although not widely available, there are specific instances when applicants at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario

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Case Summary and Analysis: S.A. v. Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation

February 01, 2019

Case Summary and Analysis: S.A. v. Metro Vancouver Housing Corporation, 4 SCC 2019 On January 25, 2019, the

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Accessible Practice: Practice tips for maintaining privilege and confidentiality for a client accompanied by a support person

November 09, 2018

Q: What are the obligations and best practices for lawyers and paralegals working with clients who are

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Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Releases Practice Direction on New Case Processing System

October 26, 2018

New Case Processing System at the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (

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Case Summary and Analysis: Alford v. The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 ONSC 4269

October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 On July 8, 2018, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice released its decision in a motion brought by

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Bona Fide Academic Requirements in the New OHRC Policy

September 28, 2018

At the end of August, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (“OHRC”) released a new Policy on Accessible

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Focus: Naming the Right Respondent at the HRTO

September 14, 2018

Identifying the appropriate respondent is an important step in filing an application at the Human Rights Tribunal

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Focus: The Law of Service Animals in Ontario

July 13, 2018

The term “service animal” is often perceived to refer to one particular type of service animal for

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Focus: A More Contextual Approach to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario’s One-Year Limitation Period

June 29, 2018

Generally, the one-year limitation period at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (the Tribunal) has been applied quite

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ARCH Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day – Highlights Work of BCANDS

June 21, 2018

The Board and Staff of ARCH Disability Law Centre recognize that our work takes place on traditional

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Accessible Practice: The Importance of Privacy for Clients with Disabilities

June 15, 2018

There is no question that privacy is of utmost importance to all clients. However, there are privacy

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New Federal Accessibility Legislation on the Horizon

June 08, 2018

New legislation intended to increase accessibility and remove barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from participating in

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Accessible Practice: When Your Client Cannot Sign Documents

June 01, 2018

A version of this article was first published in the June 2017 ARCH Alert issue As lawyers, we

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Letter from the Executive Director: National AccessAbility Week

May 28, 2018

I write this post in celebration of this year’s National AccessAbility Week, a week dedicated to

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June 6, 2019

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