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This week's feature, "The Road to Decreasing Barriers Faced by People with Disabilities," is by Shane Holten of SPH Planning & Consulting. In his introduction he writes, "This feature is designed to raise awareness about the major types of disabilities, the common barriers and the benefits of universal design for reducing the discrimination and stigma that is currently faced by the more than 3.6 million Canadians with disabilities. I hope this discussion will encourage health professionals to think about ways in which they can contribute to increasing accessibility." And don't forget to read OHPE 319.2, which has many resources related to this feature article.

If you have a resource or point of view to add, let us know by writing to More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 ( ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).


Breastfeeding for a Healthier Future


8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

A one-day workshop for health-care professionals and social-service providers presented by Linda J. Smith, BSE, FAACE, IBCLC.

This workshop will aim to improve the health of women and infants through the education and promotion of breastfeeding to health professionals. An educated professional can provide sound advice, emotional support and encouragement to ensure individual breastfeeding goals are met. CERPS applied for from the IBLCE.

Paths to Equal Opportunity


Public Education and Partnerships Unit

Accessibility Directorate of Ontario

Ministry of Citizenship

3rd Floor, 400 University Avenue

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

M7A 2R9

Telephone Information/Referral Line: (416) 325-4957 from the 416/905 local calling area; or 1 (888) 325-4957 toll-free in Ontario

Bell Canada Relay Service at voice number (416) 325-6253

TTY: (416) 326-0148 from the 416/905 local calling area or 1 (888) 335-6611 toll-free in Ontario


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