Is There a Canadian Equivalent of the ADA?

Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 2:44pm
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Is there a Canadian equivalent of the ADA? I know that, in Ontario, PA children are covered under "special education" as far as the Ministry of Education is concerned. What about other aspects of their lives?
Does anyone know if there is an equivalent or how to begin looking for one?
Best wishes and many thanks. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Mon, 11/06/2000 - 11:32pm
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In Canada this area is a provincial responsibility. In Ontario, there is an Ontarians with Disabilities Act that is being proposed and there were public hearings but the proposed legislation has not been enacted and after reading various analyses in news coverage it appears that representives of disabled persons do not wholly agree that it goes far enough in the right direction. I do not think it covers food allergies at all. I have not read it and am relying on my memory so more information is needed. Perhaps the AAIA or the Anaphylaxis Foundation would have more information?

Posted on: Tue, 11/07/2000 - 12:50am
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Kathyrn, I knew if anyone would have information re this, it would be you! Thanks so much! Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 11/14/2000 - 3:18pm
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My girlfriend receives a small amount of money monthly for her daughter who has club feet. I had the nerve to-day to approach her re this and ask her where the money comes from. It is definitely government money. However, because she is not in charge of her family finances (AH!), she was not clear if it was federal or provincial money she was receiving for her daughter. Does anyone have any idea where it could be coming from? She did mention that it was because her daughter was classed as having a "disability". Now, I know that one American posting here is thinking of approaching whatever government agency covers this in America to see if they are able to receive extra $ due to their son's PA and the increased $ required to buy brand name foods and other assorted things related to PA. I'm wondering if it's possible to do the same here, in Ontario.
I obviously do have Jesse's "safe" food budgeted into the household, but it's simply something I wanted to check out. Any suggestions or thoughts? Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 6:55am
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There are several government plans that could apply but the broadest one is the Ontario Disability Support Plan. See the Ontario government site for more information: [url="http://www.gov.on.ca"]www.gov.on.ca[/url] and then go to the community services ministry. It does not, as far as I know cover any food allergies.

Posted on: Wed, 11/15/2000 - 10:21am
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Kathyrn, I know for sure it is not the ODSP.
I'll see if my friend could possibly get any more information. I can't see how you can have money come into your household each month and not know who exactly it comes from.
Thank-you for your time and consideration though. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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