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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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How Owning a Pet Can Help Your Mental Health

How Owning a Pet Can Help Your Mental Health

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, animals can greatly assist in the day to day lives of those with disabilities In a study conducted by HABRI, the Human Animal Bond Research Institute, nearly 75% of pet owners said that owning a pet has had a positive impact on their sense of mental and emotional well-being. There are several areas of life that are improved by owning a pet. Social 98% of pet owners consider their pet a member of their family. For those suffering from feelings of loneliness and isolation, a pet can be a loyal ally. Forming a bond with a pet gives...
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Housing Information: Ontario

Housing Information: Ontario

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. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of Ontario housing information and resources for those who call Ontario home. Ontario Housing Information Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Assistance Programs For more information are available to first-time homeowners visit the CMHC website. Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada Ontario Region ………. 1-800-268-2537 CHF Canada works to...
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Housing Information: Alberta

Housing Information: Alberta

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. Share Lawyers has compiled a list of Alberta housing information and resources for those who call Alberta their home. Alberta Housing Information Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Assistance Programs For more information are available to first time homeowners visit the CMHC website. Ministry of Seniors and Housing ………. 1-877-644-9992 The Alberta government works with...
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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 (CMHC)...
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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...