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Winnipeg man living with disability ‘aged out’ of support services

CBC News | December 7, 2016, Written by Donna Carreiro

A Winnipeg man living with cerebral palsy says he is both too old and too smart to access support services he once had as a minor — and that’s why he’s filed a human rights complaint against both Manitoba Health and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

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Tyson Sylvester, 21, no longer has access to support services provided to him before he turned 18.

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BC disability benefits still leaving people below poverty line: advocate

News 1130 | December 3, 2016, Written by Kurtis Doering

Marking the United Nation’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a disability rights group here in Vancouver is sounding an alarm.

They say despite a recent increase in disability benefits, people across BC are still being left below the poverty line.

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Woman with disability raises enough money to leave hospital and go home

CBC News | November 28, 2016, Written by Tori Weldon

Kelly Anne Denton said she could have come home months ago, but couldn’t afford the renovations needed to make her home wheelchair accessible.

She said after she was denied funding from the Department of Social Development, she and her family turned to the community and crowd funding.

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Tristan Denton, Kelly Anne Denton

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After the institutions: Why Ontario’s decision to shut long-term care facilities haunts some to this day

Ottawa Citizen | November 25, 2016, Written by Rob Corbett

Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dubé released a report this summer titled Nowhere to Turn. It came with the sub-title: “Investigation into the Ministry of Community and Social Services response to situations of crisis involving adults with developmental disabilities.”

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Rideau Regional Centre

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Severe repair delays for Windsor mom’s government wheelchair

CBC News | September 27, 2016

A Windsor mother with cerebral palsy says she has to wait far too long to have her government-funded wheelchair repaired.

Maria Wiebe spent hours in bed Sunday morning before crawling to her computer in order to find a phone number to report her wheelchair problems.

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Maria Wiebe spent hours in bed Sunday morning before having to crawl from her bed to her computer in order to find a phone number to report her wheelchair had broken down.

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Social assistance deduction discriminates against disabled

Vancouver Sun, September 20, 2016, Written by Stephen Hume

Jason Anson is a former sports technologist from the village of Youbou on Vancouver Island. He suffers from a permanent and irreversible mental disability.

Anson says provincial social assistance policy for the disabled here discriminates against him solely on the basis of his disability. He has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Tribunal arguing that provincial clawbacks of federal benefits mean he is not treated equally with non-disabled citizens in B.C., nor does he have equality with disabled people in provinces that do not claw back federal income assistance.

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Jason Anson is a former sports technologist from the village of Youbou on Vancouver Island. He suffers from a permanent and irreversible mental disability. For Stephen Hume column. Handout [PNG Merlin Archive]

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