Tips on conducting a workplace investigation
Stephanie Young, BLG. Workplace investigations are often necessary when resolving workplace disputes or employees’ complaints. An investigation that is timely, thorough and properly conducted can help employers get to the bottom of a dispute, address employee morale issues, and mitigate ...
Accessibility Act in hospitals
Melanie Warner. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (the “AODA”) came into force on June 13, 2005. The purpose of this legislation is to develop, implement and enforce accessibility standards for Ontarians with disabilities with respect to goods, ...
Employment contracts: Best practices for
Written offer letters or employment agreements ensure certainty both during the employment relationship and at the time of termination. Moreover, by including a termination provision in such written agreements, employers can reduce their potential liability at the time of termination. ...
Hospital Employee Vaccinations
Hospitals are a unique workplace for many reasons, particularly with respect to employee health and patient safety. The question “should flu shots be mandatory for Hospital employees?” is often asked during each flu season. In an October 2012 editorial, the Canadian ...
New mental health safety standard may impact
employers’ duties related to employee mental health
Recent studies have shown that one in five Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime, and that mental health is the number one cause of disability in Canada, accounting for nearly 30% of disability claims. The reality suggested by ...
What is the purpose of a Power of Attorney for
A Power of Attorney for Personal Care (“POA”) is a legal document in which an individual can specify who has authority to make care decisions on his or her behalf in the event that person becomes mentally incapable of doing ...
Workplace Accommodation of Employees Caring for
The Ontario Human Rights Code recognizes and protects employees against discrimination on the basis of “family status”. Traditionally, employees have requested accommodation on the basis of family status relating to obligations associated with child care; however, as the population of ...
What hospitals and hospital workers need to know about
the Employment Standards Act, 2000
The Employment Standards Act, 2000 (“ESA”) is the primary piece of legislation governing Ontario’s workplaces. It establishes minimum standards with respect to hours of work, overtime, vacation, public holidays, wages, leaves of absence, layoffs, terminations, severance, and other work-related issues. ...
Doctors: Pay lower taxes and keep more of your
Do you provide your professional medical services directly to a health care institution rather than through a corporation you control? If you do, you may be paying more taxes than you have to. Generally, you can save on taxes if ...
Protecting confidentiality in the health care setting:
The menace of social media
Social media has connected the world and provided us with instant access to information in a way that no other innovation has. Most enlightened employers, recognizing the benefits of social media (and that it is not going away), now endorse ...
Mark is there for the birth of his daughter Amanda. He cuts the umbilical cord. Mark is also there when 23 too-short years […]Read more →
The first association of volunteers at Hôpital Montfort was created in the spring of 1955 when Ms. LeFort, wife of the hospital’s architect, […]Read more →
From high school and university students to young professionals and recent retirees, volunteers at Runnymede Healthcare Centre play an integral role in enhancing […]Read more →
We believe that our events should be educational tools that benefit our participants both physically and socially. This year, the University of Ottawa […]Read more →
Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care organizations. Since 2009, hospitals in Ontario have been required […]Read more →
Fate led me to the field of neurosurgery. As a young man, I was a keen cyclist and skier. Then, when I was in […]Read more →
Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role […]Read more →
Craig Bemrose does much more than just serve coffee at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH). He’s also helping to improve patient care […]Read more →
Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University have opened the first phase of a new outpatient clinic that will provide innovative care for adults […]Read more →
Two years ago, during the Summit for Sinai fundraising climb up Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, the fundraisingteam encountered an unexpected life-saving task. While making […]Read more →
Facilities Management and Design
When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two […]Read more →
Addictions and Drugs
“I’ve been waiting for this day for a really long time.” Eighteen-year-old Chelsea Leger-Watt says these words just after her high school graduation. […]Read more →
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Mount Sinai Hospital is launching a new fundraising walk this fall that will be the only walk in Toronto focused on the critically-important […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in the […]Read more →
Education and Professional Development
The growth of ambulatory care services is having a dramatic impact on how health care is delivered in Canada. Better management of ambulatory care […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
The excruciating pain has often been compared to childbirth, and at some point in their life one in 10 Canadians will experience it. […]Read more →
Shortly after giving birth, Tiffany Lawless found her perfect match. She landed a one-in-a-million-job helping to match new moms with patients who need […]Read more →
When it comes to golfing, the participants of the Who’s Your Caddy? Ladies-Only Golf Tournament can’t be accused of taking the game too […]Read more →
When a group of drugs called the “new oral anticoagulants” or “NOACs” recently became available in Canada, many felt that it would be […]Read more →
From the CEO's Desk
The health care system needs transformative change. That’s not a platitude or a pie-in-the-sky aspiration. That’s today’s reality for health leaders who face year-over-year […]Read more →