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Archive for February, 2015


Two Sides to the Assisted Suicide Debate

It was just a few days into the month of February, 2015 when one of the most controversial debates of the 21st century came to a head. When federal government lifted the ban on assisted suicide throughout Canada, millions of

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Recognizing the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Heart disease is a major problem in Canada – in fact, it is a killer. Did you know that every year in Canada there are 45,000 cardiac arrests, over 50,000 strokes, and 75,000 heart attacks? Heart problems are an epidemic

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Overcoming the Challenge of ADD in the Classroom

“He refuses to stay focused”, they say.  “He doesn’t see the value of education”, they try to explain.  But that’s not what I see as I try to tutor this fourteen-year-old boy, who struggles to stay focused but is obviously

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Understanding Heart Disease in Canada

Next to cancer, heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada. In 2008, heart disease was a factor in more than 20 per cent of all deaths in Canada. Does this statistic surprise you? Here are other

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People with Disabilities Dive into Dating

Dating is difficult. This is not new news. Looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right has always been challenging. When you add disability to the mix, dating can seem impossible. Unfortunately, people with disabilities have reported feeling rejected and ignored when

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Dating in the Disability Community

Are you looking for love and companionship? If yes, Valentine’s Day may intensify your desire for a romantic relationship. Have you thought about where you will begin to look for love? Have you started dating in the disability community? Below

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Canadian Teenagers Struggle with Eating Disorders

For teens, it has never been more “in” to be thin. In fact, being an overweight teenager is no longer a mere dagger to someone’s social life; it is a crime. At least this is how it can seem to

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Eating Disorder Statistics in Canada

Do you know that of all mental illnesses, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate?  Unfortunately, this is a true statement. What’s more, of people who have eating disorders, 10 to 20 percent eventually die from complications. Here are other

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ODSP Benefits Change for Workers

Ontarians with disabilities may be heading back to work soon, but not because they feel ready and able. The three types of employee benefits available through ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program) are being replaced in efforts to “streamline social assistance

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