Disability benefits

Disability benefits

Board games: sexist bias at the workers’ compensation board

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Karen Weisberg
Edition: 
Vol 9, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1988
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discuses the challenges women claimants experience due to sexism.  Illustrates how The Workers Compensation Act responds to claimants work at home vs outside of the home. Shows how sexist systems work together to create more stress for women post injury in the workplace,  via the medical and the legal systems. 

Insurance you can’t collect

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Victor Schwartzman
Edition: 
Vol 1, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses women’s experiences of accessing Unemployment Insurance and iIlness Benefits; shares the story of Stella Bliss, a Vancouver office worker who was fired for being pregnant in 1977, discusses how higher unemployment often translates to tighter regulations, gives advices to women in the paid labour force.

 

Care allowances for the frail elderly and their impact on women care-givers

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English
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Paper
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Jane Jenson
Stephane Jacobzone
Publisher: 
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Paris, France

Discusses the impact of care allowances on women caregivers. Examines care allowances models from various countries, including Austria, Germany, France, Finland, Japan and Canada. Attempts to answer the question: what is the impact for women care-givers of various models of care allowances for the frail elderly?

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CARE.J46 2000
OECD Labour Market and Social Policy Occasional Papers No. 41

Denial by design... the Ontario Disability Support Program

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English
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Online
Author: 
John Fraser
Cynthia Wilkey
JoAnne Frenschkowkski
Publisher: 
Income Security Advocacy Centre
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Outlines the most problematic aspects of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) application and adjudication process. Makes recommendations for change.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
DISA.F73 2003

Enabling income: CPP disability benefits and women with disabilities

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English
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Online
Author: 
Tanis Doe
Sally Kimpson
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Satus of Women Canada
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Proposes alternate disability pension policies intended to respond better to circumstances in the lives of women with disabilities, such as fluctuating health and its affect on the ability to work.

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DISA.D64 1999
ISBN 0662279247
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Includes bibliographical references. Issued also in French under title: Les prestations d'invalidité du RPC : un accès au revenu pour les femmes handicapées.
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