Canada’s Top-Five Employers for People with Disabilities

On May 25, 2012, in Gatineau, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, by Jason Hall

Many large companies and government organizations rely on partnership with disability societies to surpass standard employment practices. By offering comprehensive employment opportunities to people with disabilities, they are, in effect, improving working conditions for all. The cross-country survey of best employers for people with disabilities describes initiatives taken by five employers. Where once people with […]

How Safe Are Your Government Disability Benefits?

On May 17, 2012, in Canada, by Rosalie McLachlin

IFA Magazine just reported that the federal government is raising the eligibility level for disability benefits. James Farmer describes that the government is reducing state support and benefits. In his article he quotes Paul Avis of Canada Life Group Insurance, “Disability living allowance is only one component of support that is available from the State, […]

Long-Term Disability: What If You’re Employer Goes Broke?

On May 10, 2012, in Canada, Toronto, by Jason Hall

Toronto’s University Avenue, known for years as “Tombstone Row”, is headquarters for the largest number of private insurance companies. And it’s along this broad avenue, that there was some recent rejoicing at the federal government’s 2012 Budget. The private insurance industry was pleased to see the government’s commitment to introducing legislation that requires federally-regulated employers […]

Celebrating Mental Health Week: May 7-13, 2012

On May 5, 2012, in Canada, by Jason Hall

May 7 through 13 is reserved to observe and celebrate Mental Health Week, so what better way to celebrate it than dispel some of the myths and prejudices that surround mental health. Unlike physical health claims, mental health claims are often more nuanced and difficult to verify. It is this nuancing that provides loopholes private […]

Long-Term Disability Claims: A Cross-Country Check

On May 3, 2012, in Burnaby, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Yukon, by Jason Hall

From coast to coast to coast, Canadians with long-term disabilities are finding their rights increasingly eroded, both from private insurers and government regulations. Amid a climate of restraint, it has become easier to role back hard won victories made by and for some of our most vulnerable citizens, but it’s not all bad news. Let’s […]