Budget Submission

Access to Intermittent Catheters and Urinary Supplies: The Pee it Forward campaign addressed the public coverage of intermittent catheters in Ontario, shedding light on the health risks and financial implications people with disabilities face from a lack of adequate coverage. This past fall, we put together a package to the Ministry of Health, outlining the […]

Essential Needs Report

This past fall, we published the Essential Needs Report in partnership with the University of Manitoba. The report examines public coverage programs of medical supplies across Canada, outlining the case for a more comprehensive coverage program in Ontario. We are putting together an MPP engagement campaign in order to mobilize our community one riding at a […]

Ontario Pharmacists Can Now Provide Prescriptions for 13 Ailments, Including UTIs

As of January 1st, 2023, Ontario pharmacists have the ability to prescribe medication for 13 ailments, eliminating the need for Ontarians to see a doctor before they can access treatment. Pharmacists are now equipped to offer prescriptions for: hay fever (allergic rhinitis) oral thrush (candidal stomatitis) pink eye (conjunctivitis; bacterial, allergic and viral) dermatitis (atopic, […]

Airlines Continue to Fail People with Disabilities

Last week, disability advocate Maayan Ziv’s worst nightmare came true, when she landed in Israel with her customized electric wheelchair mangled and unusable. Ironically, the purpose of her trip was to speak on the importance of accessibility and inclusion at a conference, a plan that was shattered upon arrival in the hands of the popular […]

SCIO Strategic Plan

Share your input on priorities for Spinal Cord Injury Ontario’s new strategic plan. You’re invited to participate in an online survey to share your input and help create a shared vision for the future. SCIO is undertaking a strategic planning process to identify critical challenges and opportunities for the next few years. We want to […]

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