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Why Are We Lonely and What Can We Do About It?

Why Are We Lonely and What Can We Do About It?

More than 37 million people are living in Canada, yet many Canadians have never felt more alone. The Angus Reid Institute and the Cardus think tank collaborated on a recent study that found that an astonishing 23 percent of the country experiences extreme loneliness and social isolation. That isolation correlates with many negative side effects that can have an impact on every area of a person’s life.   “Social isolation and loneliness are a symptom of our culture’s obsession with personal autonomy, leaving us living life as ‘I’ instead of ‘we,’” said Cardus...
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A Day In The Life – Living With Chronic Pain

A Day In The Life – Living With Chronic Pain

Living with a chronic condition can make day-to-day life very difficult, if not unbearable. From one person to the next, each experience is unique, varied mostly by the severity of their condition and their access to help. For those who live alone, it changes things and makes the process of living with a disability even more difficult. Algar, a client of ours, was kind enough to grant us a peek into what a day in his life looks like. 48 years old and living alone in a single room in a house in Toronto, Algar deals with chronic pain. This is what a typical day in his life...
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[VIDEO] The Importance Of Keeping Good Records

[VIDEO] The Importance Of Keeping Good Records

When it comes to applying for disability benefits, having accurate and detailed documents is an asset. However, sometimes it’s difficult to know just what documents you should be keeping an eye on. What records should you keep yourself? Can you trust your physician to keep all of the details in order? How vigilant do you have to be regarding your own records?  “It’s important that what is being provided to the insurance company is accurate information,” says Kirk Sloane, Associate Lawyer at Share Lawyers. If you’re in the process of making a claim for disability...
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Housing Information: National

Housing Information: National

Share Lawyers has compiled a list of national housing information and resources for those who call Canada home. Whether you are renting your property, are a renter, own your home, or are in between living situations, it’s essential to know what resources and services are available to you in your area.   National Housing Information Canada Landlords Association The Canada Landlords Association is an organization for small residential landlords across Canada. For more information visit the Canada Landlords Association website. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation...
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Legal Services: National

Legal Services: National

Share Lawyers prides itself on serving Canadians since 1987. As leaders in claims against insurance companies for long term disability, and other insurance claims based on illness and injury we take pride in serving the needs of the community. Our practice allows us to have a comprehensive knowledge of what we do to serve you best, but there are times where your legal needs may be outside of our unique scope. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of national legal services across Canada, for those who may need to find reliable and affordable sources for legal matters. We care...
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Community Services: National

Community Services: National

Whether we live in the rural parts of Canada or a busy city, we are all part of an integrated system of people– we are all part of a community. Whatever your needs may be, there are national community services, centres, organizations, and programs all with the mandate of creating a strong and healthy community. Share Lawyers have compiled a list of community services across Canada including national community services and regional resources.   National Community Services Canadian Red Cross The Canadian Red Cross offers support services throughout Canada,...