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Ontario to regulate ABA therapists who support people with autism

Aug 13 2019 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — Ontario plans to regulate the clinicians who provide applied behaviour analysis, a form of therapy often used to support people with autism, Social Services Minister Todd Smith said Tuesday. Smith said the government was acting on "clear direction" from experts and the families of autistic children, and would be launching consultations on the issue in the fall. "Our […]

Ontario to regulate ABA therapists who support people with autism

Aug 13 2019 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — Ontario plans to regulate the clinicians who provide applied behaviour analysis, a form of therapy often used to support people with autism, Social Services Minister Todd Smith said Tuesday. Smith said the government was acting on "clear direction" from experts and the families of autistic children, and would be launching consultations on the issue in the fall. "Our […]

Rights commissioner sounds alarm on ‘overcrowded’ Hamilton detention centre

Aug 13 2019 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — A detention centre in Hamilton is so crowded that many inmates sleep on the floor and have easy access to drugs, Ontario's human rights commissioner said in a letter to the province that calls for systemic change. The Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre lacks the resources to prevent drug overdoses, provide addictions treatment to inmates or offer them adequate living […]

Police say DNA has linked three alleged sexual assaults involving children

Jul 17 2019 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — DNA evidence has linked the alleged sexual assaults of three young girls to the same suspect, police in Waterloo, Ont., said Wednesday as they called for the public's help in identifying a man they say has been targeting children.  Forensic evidence gathered after a four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in a Kitchener, Ont., apartment building this month suggests the […]

Anglican Church to review governance structure after same-sex marriage change fails

Jul 16 2019 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — One of Canada's largest Christian denominations will spend the next three years considering whether to change its governance structure amid outrage that just two bishops' votes stood in the way of having same-sex marriage recognized by the Church's laws. Some in the Anglican Church of Canada say the current system to alter doctrine and policy — which […]

Falls are leading cause for seniors hospitalized due to injury: report

Jul 11 2019 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Falls appear to be the leading cause of injuries that land seniors in hospital, according to newly released data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information that has experts calling for more preventative education on the issue. The data collected from participating hospitals across the country shows that of the roughly 138,000 people aged 65 and older […]

Falls are leading cause for seniors hospitalized due to injury: report

Jul 11 2019 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Falls appear to be the leading cause of injuries that land seniors in hospital, according to newly released data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information that has experts calling for more preventative education on the issue. The data collected from participating hospitals across the country shows that of the roughly 138,000 people aged 65 and older […]

Falls are leading cause for seniors hospitalized due to injury: report

Jul 11 2019 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Falls appear to be the leading cause of injuries that land seniors in hospital, according to newly released data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information that has experts calling for more preventative education on the issue. The data collected from participating hospitals across the country shows that of the roughly 138,000 people aged 65 and older […]

Falls are leading cause for seniors hospitalized due to injury: report

Jul 11 2019 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — TORONTO — Falls appear to be the leading cause of injuries that land seniors in hospital, according to newly released data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information that has experts calling for more preventative education on the issue. The data collected from participating hospitals across the country shows that of the roughly 138,000 people aged 65 and older […]

Toronto’s top doctor sounds alarm on province’s loosened alcohol regulations

Jul 8 2019 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — Toronto's top doctor is sounding the alarm on the province's loosened booze rules, saying the regulations that make it easier to purchase and consume alcohol don't take health repercussions into account. A slew of recent measures from the Progressive Conservatives — including allowing alcohol to be served starting at 9 a.m. and plans to expand the sale […]

Toronto’s top doctor sounds alarm on province’s loosened alcohol regulations

Jul 8 2019 — Nicole Thompson, The Canadian Press — Toronto's top doctor is sounding the alarm on the province's loosened booze rules, saying the regulations that make it easier to purchase and consume alcohol don't take health repercussions into account. A slew of recent measures from the Progressive Conservatives — including allowing alcohol to be served starting at 9 a.m. and plans to expand the sale […]