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Timely News: Cat Cafés, Straw Bans, and the Accessible Canada Act

Timely News: Cat Cafés, Straw Bans, and the Accessible Canada Act

Here at Share Lawyers, we’re committed to providing the best legal service for our clients. We like to keep up to date on the news, and what’s going on in the world. As such, we’d like to share three news articles. From discrimination at a cat cafe to straws and the dawn of a new age for those living with disabilities, here are three of the stories our clients shared with us this month.     The Dawning of a New Age for Persons With Disabilities in Canada The Toronto Star’s Al Etmanski wrote in July about the potential impact of the Accessible Canada Act and the Senate...
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Resources for Those with Depression

Resources for Those with Depression

Depression Depression is an insidious disease. Often regarded as an “invisible illness”, as with many other mental illnesses, depression affects roughly 8% of Canadians. Those under the age of 20 are most likely to exhibit symptoms of depression, and it is the fourth leading cause of disability in the world. It affects women in different ways than men, as they are 1.5 times more likely than men to be hospitalized for depression, and are twice as likely to experience depression. 90% of people suffering from depression never seek treatment. However, 80% of people who do...
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21st Century Technology & Insurance Surveillance

21st Century Technology & Insurance Surveillance

Much has been written about the advances and convenience of new technologies that most of us are using in some way, shape, or form. The downside of all this new technology is the assault on individual privacy and freedom.   A great example of this is how insurance companies are using our obsession with new technology to monitor our daily activities. Posting on social media is one area that we have alerted our clients to be wary of when they are in the midst of an insurance claim. In the past, the main method of investigating the validity of a claim of disability was by...
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Share Lawyers are in Your Corner

Share Lawyers are in Your Corner

Here at Share Lawyers, we take pride in getting people the help they need and deserve. Simeon was denied long-term disability benefits while unable to work due to immobilizing arthritis. His condition made simple tasks nearly impossible. Simeon called us after seeing reviews online from other clients who we have had the privilege to help. While working with us, he felt secure, and was much more comfortable navigating his steps forward. We kept him updated every step of the way. “Share Lawyers are a dedicated, friendly and a professional group of people. Their commitment...
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Talking About Mental Health at Work

Talking About Mental Health at Work

It’s hard enough having mental illness, but the prospect of talking about it at work can seem almost too much to bear. While it’s usually straightforward to explain that you need time off for the flu, the stigma around mental illness makes it far more difficult to address symptoms of depression in a similar manner. One of our clients, Sandra, recently experienced this exact scenario. While Sandra’s depression is often controlled by medication and cognitive behavioural therapy, it can fluctuate during particularly challenging life events. Five years ago during a...