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  • How do I apply for short-term disability benefits in Ontario?

    In Ontario, short-term disability benefits are defined as financial support for people who are unable to fulfill the duties of their employment. It is granted when someone is disabled, either through injury or disease, and is not able to continue their job. This sort of financial support is very important because, on top of financial insecurity an...

  • Why won’t my union fight for me?

    Since the first union in Canada was established in Toronto back in 1872, countless others have sprung up over the years. Today, hundreds of unions exist in Canada alone, representing workers from most industries and types of work. It’s estimated that roughly 30% of Canadian workers belong to a union.  Joining a union does have its benef...

  • Miners and mental health claims

    Mental health issues among miners are a problem that is a product of both the work environment and working style of the mining industry. As a result, a large number of miners experience mental health issues ranging from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Without addressing the mental health issues, these issues can beco...

  • Ischemic heart disease and disability

    Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is a condition that affects nearly 10 percent of the Canadian population and could result in disability. Data from 2012 shows that roughly 2.4 million Canadian adults have been diagnosed with ischemic heart disease. It continues to be the most common form of cardiovascular disease in the country as well as in many coun...

  • What is presumptive legislation in Ontario?

    What is presumptive legislation? Presumptive legislation is a legal principle of accepting that certain injuries and illnesses are the results of a worker’s place of employment or job. People with injuries or diseases that are presumptively job-related are eligible for disability benefits without having to provide additional proof of disability ...

  • Firefighters and PTSD: the response is real

    The work of firefighters places them in harm’s way each and every time they go out on a call. They regularly experience firsthand trauma that most people only experience once or twice in their lifetimes. It can mean that firefighters are often placed in situations where they experience severe trauma and feelings of “hopelessness”, both of wh...

  • What are the different types of bipolar disorder?

    What are the different types of bipolar disorder? For those who do not live with the condition, bipolar disorder can be challenging to understand. A mental health condition that affects millions of individuals worldwide, bipolar disorder is a condition that is very disruptive and more often than not results in long-term disability and work impairm...

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