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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...
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Disability Awareness in Canada: 1890 – 1970

Disability Awareness in Canada: 1890 – 1970

Canada has a long and complicated history with its perspective on disability. Beginning at the end of the 19th century, disabled persons were largely segregated throughout the country in archaic institutions and church-run homes. As a result, social stigma grew around these citizens, one that would take over a century to dismantle and rectify. After the First World War, Canadian perspectives of people with disabilities changed with the return of Canadian veterans, and the difficulty they faced reintegrating into society. This did, however, result in the foundation of the...
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Resources for Aging Parents: Ontario

Resources for Aging Parents: Ontario

There are over 2.2 million Ontario Senior Citizens alone; likely some of whom rely on you for help. When it comes to health and wellness, programs and services, and safety and security for this demographic, there are a wide array of services and programs tailored to the specific needs of the provinces Seniors. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of services, available across Ontario specifically for Senior Citizens. In the case of emergencies always dial 9-1-1. Ontario Senior Citizens Services Alzheimer Society: Ontario ………. 1-800-879-4226 The Alzheimer Society Ontario...
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How My Law School Experience Shaped My Practice

How My Law School Experience Shaped My Practice

I graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1983 – which in some ways feels like yesterday, but is really a long time ago. I entered law school after two years of undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, where my studies centered on political science and history. David Share Like for most people who attend university and professional programs in their late teens and early 20s, those were highly impressionable years when we all trying to figure out how we hope and dream that our adult lives will turn out. For me it was no different. Entering law school in...
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Memorable Cases: The Disabled Professional

Memorable Cases: The Disabled Professional

At various times in our lives we all rely upon professionals, such as doctors, dentists and accountants, to help us with situations that require professional help. It is easy to forget that these professionals are also people who can get sick, and need to fight for their disability benefits too. Read one of our many memorable cases of a disabled professional. Insurance companies don’t discriminate when it comes to claims that get denied.  We see claims denied across the full range of occupations in our society. Over the years we have represented many professionals in...
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Law Firm Makes Mediation A Less Stressful Process

Law Firm Makes Mediation A Less Stressful Process

Share Lawyers is a law firm focused on Disability Insurance Law. There are a number of paths your case can take: mediation, settlement meetings, discoveries … and it is up to us to help make the process as stress-free as possible. “All members of the Share Lawyers team that we dealt with were excellent in coaching us with realistic expectations. On mediation day a step by step counselling ensured a calm stress free day. Thank you. We had no hesitation going with Share Lawyers due to their experience with Disability Claims. We were not disappointed and would...