The newest wave of COVID is overloading Ontario intensive care units, which is what triggered Ontario’s latest lockdown. As a result, life-saving critical care in Ontario hospitals could very soon be rationed or “triaged”. Serious concerns about the triage protocol have been raised by disability organizations such as ARCH Disability Law Centre and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Alliance.
Community Living Ontario and partners (Centre for Independent Living in Toronto, ARCH Disability Law Centre, AODA Alliance, Canadian Down Syndrome Society, Citizens With Disabilities - Ontario, Lupus Canada, Disability Law Intensive Program - Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Muscular Dystrophy Canada, and Mary and Philip Seeman Health Law, Policy & Ethics Seminar Series, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto) are advocating for a triage protocol, but one that:
1. Is made public and transparent (not made in secret)
2. Does NOT discriminate against people who have disabilities
3. Is fair for patients and doctors
4. Is based in law – and not a just memo
5. Does not override patients’ right to consent
Join us on Tuesday, April 20 for an information session to learn more about Ontario's triage protocol and why it matters.
NOTE: ASL and closed captioning will be available.
Should you require additional accommodation please reach out to Marcy Galipeau by email email@example.com or by phone 613-979-0267.