Shopping Shein? What to know about the fast-fashion brand’s so-called ‘dark sides’
China-founded fashion manufacturer Shein is a staple of e-commerce, especially for generation Z shoppers. Here's what you should know about the company's explosive growth.
Canadians with lifelong disabilities can lose disability tax credit
Robert Morley, who has been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, just lost access to the federal disability tax credit even though his condition didn't change.
Feb 8, 2020
How poverty, not pain, is driving Canadians with disabilities to consider medically-assisted death
Experts say poverty and stress are making people sicker, and driving a lot of Canadians with disabilities to consider ending their lives.
Oct 8, 2022
‘I need help’: Coronavirus highlights disparities among Canadians with disabilities
In Canada, one in four Canadians — about 25 per cent of the population — has a disability. Despite this, advocates say they are often left out of emergency planning.
May 6, 2020
Why Bill C-22 will be a ‘life-saver’ for many Canadians amid possible recession
As the cost of living continues to soar, Canadians with disabilities are fighting for financial support from the federal government in the face of a possible recession.
Oct 30, 2022
‘I couldn’t believe it’ — why disability claims for mental health are often a struggle
Mental health is often an invisible disability. That can make it hard to file a disability claim.
May 25, 2019
Are you required to tell your employer if you have a disability?
Not all disabilities are visible. So if it isn't obvious, should you, or shouldn't you, tell your employer and colleagues about it?
Mar 6, 2018
Meet the Mounties who allege the RCMP used their disabilities to force them out
Five years ago, the RCMP employment requirements were changed to allow dismissals on the basis of disability.
May 22, 2019
‘Darker side’: Canada’s euthanasia laws a threat to disabled, experts say
Human rights advocates say the country's regulations lack necessary safeguards and are prompting doctors to suggest the procedure to those who might not otherwise consider it.
Aug 11, 2022
CNIB Mobile Hub providing resources to visually-impaired people
One of the goals of the event is to provide people living with sight loss with resources that make their day-to-day life a little easier.
Mammoth bones, ‘ghost’ footprints: Did humans arrive in North America much earlier than we thought?
A scientific debate about when humans arrived in North America is heating up thanks to two recent discoveries in New Mexico and Utah.
Aug 4, 2022
Father of son with autism calls Canada’s new immigration policy a ‘blessing for all of us’
Families and advocates react to Canada's new immigration policy which aims to make it easier for people with disabilities to come to Canada.
Apr 17, 2018
PTSD, suicide and first responders — A lot of talk, and not much progress
In 2017 so far, it's estimated that 52 first responders have committed suicide in Canada.
Nov 26, 2017
Toronto man handed life sentence for horrific attack on vulnerable senior
Damien Allred, 43, twisted his long braids, showing no emotion, as he sat in the prisoner's box listening to Superior Court Justice Suhail Akhtar read out his reasons for sentence.
Pads and tampons can harm the environment. What’s the alternative?
A person who menstruates throws away roughly 400 pounds of packaging from pads and tampons in their lifetime.
Feb 23, 2020
N.B. program to help businesses and organizations become more accessible
Ability New Brunswick's new program will help improve opportunities for work and education for people who live with a disability, executive director Haley Flaro says.
Asylum seekers face abuse, discrimination in Canada’s immigration detention system: report
Detainees who are from communities of colour, particularly Black detainees, appear to be held for longer periods, often in provincial jails, the report says.
Jun 17, 2021
Inside Ontario’s ‘scary’ child-welfare system where kids are ‘commodities’
Former residents and experts in child welfare paint a startling portrait of a system that lacks qualified staff and one that neglects and even mistreats some children.
May 28, 2022
Looking to avoid the mortgage stress test? What to know about alternative lenders
The mortgage stress test is holding steady heading into 2023. For those boxed out of buying a home, is the alternative market an option? Here's what to know.
Dec 17, 2022
B.C. announces funding for 25 new accessible playgrounds
These new playgrounds are expected to be designed, built and installed over the next year, and the provincial government says they will benefit thousands of students.
B.C. Highway Patrol stops driver with seat reclined, drugs on lap, using driver-assisted technology
The driver, a man in his 40s from Alberta, had his seat fully reclined with drug paraphernalia on his lap and displayed symptoms of impairment, police stated in a release.