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Share is There: How We’re Continuing to Help During COVID-19

Share is There: How We’re Continuing to Help During COVID-19

As we continue to move through the COVID-19 pandemic, we must all do our part to keep each other safe, flatten the curve of the virus, and stop its spread. As such, many businesses are now closed to protect both their staff and their clients or customers. So what does that mean for Share Lawyers? We are sure you may have questions about how COVID-19 is affecting our ability to help our clients, so we have gathered some answers to help ease any concerns you may have.  Do you have reduced hours during COVID-19? While some businesses have opted for reduced hours as a...
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Traveling While Receiving LTD Benefits

Traveling While Receiving LTD Benefits

Adeel filed a long-term disability claim after he fell down the stairs of his house and when the effects of the subsequent concussion severely limited his ability to do his job. His claim was accepted, and Adeel spent the next few months at home recuperating from his injury. Things started to come apart months later when he decided to make a trip to Vancouver Island. He felt like he deserved a vacation after being house-bound for so much time, and consequently took his children and his girlfriend to the West Coast for a low-key trip to visit family. Adeel didn’t have any...
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Supporting A Loved One With Anxiety/Depression

Supporting A Loved One With Anxiety/Depression

Mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety can be insidious conditions. Invisible illnesses, they’re easily dismissed, the severity of their symptoms easily diminished. That’s why it’s vitally important to know how to help those with depression or anxiety, whether they’re a friend or a loved one.  The first step in helping someone is knowing what they’re up against. That means doing as much research as possible, learning what you can about their conditions, and then being open to learning more as time goes on. The first and possibly one of the most important...
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Talking About Mental Health at Work

Talking About Mental Health at Work

It’s hard enough having mental health illness, but the prospect of talking about it at work can seem almost too much to bear. Sandra’s Story Of Mental Health 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...
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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. Read more about disability awareness. Perspectives Changes After The First World War After the First World War, Canadian perspectives of people with disabilities changed with the return of Canadian veterans, and the difficulty they...
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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...