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Know Your Rights Podcast

About The Podcast

How do you feel when you're discriminated against because of your sight loss? Join us for a 9-part journey where Jacob Charendoff hosts informative conversations with people who have encountered discrimination and reaches out to lawyers and experts for their input. Know your rights and learn more about the legislation, resources and laws in Ontario that can help you challenge discrimination.

About The Host

Jacob Charendoff is an entrepreneur with a passion for innovation. In addition to his professional work, Jacob is an advocate for the blind and low vision community with a mission to turn adversity into opportunity.

Disclaimer

Content covered in the Know Your Rights podcast series is provided for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. CNIB does not make guarantees about the comprehensiveness or accuracy of the content. CNIB and the podcast participants assume no responsibility for how you use the information provided. If you require legal advice about a specific issue, contact a lawyer or community legal clinic.

The Know your Rights podcast is a co-production with CNIB. Reach out by emailing: knowyourrights@cnib.ca.

Know Your Rights Podcast – Playlist

Episodes

Episode 1: Healthcare

In Episode 1, Jacob meets with Psychotherapist, Malini Ondrovcik and Health Law Lawyer, Lisa Feldstein to discuss legal rights relating to healthcare and common barriers people with sight loss face when accessing healthcare services. 

Subscribe and listen to Episode 1 on: iTunes / Spotify / Stitcher / Overcast / Soundcloud / YouTube

Links to external resources referenced in Episode 1:

For more information, read the CNIB Ontario Know Your Rights Healthcare Handbook.

Episode 2: Self-Advocacy & Essential Legal Information

In Episode 2, Jacob discusses human rights laws, self-advocacy, and strategies to obtain accommodations with Federal Crown Attorney, Jason Mitschele and Articling Student and Author, Avesta Alani.

Subscribe and listen to Episode 2 on: iTunes / Spotify / Stitcher / Overcast / Soundcloud / YouTube

Links to external resources referenced in Episode 2:

For more information, read the CNIB Ontario Know Your Rights Self-Advocacy & Essential Legal Information Handbook.

Episode 3: Employment

In Episode 3, Paul Ng and Employment Lawyer, Jonquille Pak join Jacob to examine legal rights relating to employment in Ontario and common barriers people with sight loss face when applying for jobs and requesting workplace accommodations.

Subscribe and listen to Episode 3 on: iTunes / Spotify / Stitcher / Overcast / Soundcloud / YouTube

Links to external resources referenced in Episode 3:

For more information, read the CNIB Ontario Know Your Rights Employment Handbook.

Episode 4: Transportation

In Episode 4, Jacob meets with Michael McNeely, Kai Crites, and Human Rights Lawyer Lila Refaie to look at legal rights and common barriers people with sight loss face when accessing transportation services.

Subscribe and listen to Episode 4 on: iTunes Spotify / Stitcher / Overcast / Soundcloud / YouTube

Links to external resources referenced in Episode 4:

For more information, read the CNIB Ontario Know Your Rights Transportation Handbook.

Episode 5: Housing

In Episode 5, Jacob delves into the barriers people with sight loss often face when accessing rental housing and their legal rights with guests; Dr. Nicole Yantzi, Professor at Laurentian University; Margaret French, Independent Community Researcher, Alyssa Brierly, Executive Director and General Counsel for the Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation.

Subscribe and listen to Episode 5 on: iTunes / Spotify / Stitcher / Overcast / Soundcloud / YouTube

Links to external resources referenced in Episode 5:

For more information, read the CNIB Ontario Know Your Rights Housing Handbook.

Episode 6: Built Environment

In Episode 6, Jacob meets with Accessibility Consultant, Debbie Gillespie and Human Rights Lawyer, Dianne Wintermute to discuss the barriers and hazards people with sight loss often encounter within the built environment. Listen to learn more about accessible design and accessibility standards, digital inclusion, accommodations available, and your legal rights when it comes to accessing the built environment.

Subscribe and listen to Episode 6 on: iTunes / Spotify / Stitcher / Overcast / Soundcloud / YouTube

Links to external resources referenced in Episode 6:

For more information, read the CNIB Ontario Know Your Rights Built Environment Handbook.

Episode 7: Government & Consumer Services

In Episode 7, Audrey Southorn, Ryan Hooey, and Government Affairs and Commercial Litigation Lawyer Kaisha Thompson, join Jacob to examine legal rights relating to government and consumer services in Ontario and common barriers people who are blind or partially sighted face when accessing services.

Subscribe and listen to Episode 7 on: iTunes / Spotify / Stitcher / Overcast / Soundcloud / YouTube

Links to external resources referenced in Episode 7:

For more information, read the CNIB Ontario Know Your Rights Government & Consumer Services Handbook.

 

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Each podcast episode contains 30 minutes of Law Society of Ontario Accredited EDI Professionalism content. This program in its entirety contains 4 hours and 30 minutes of EDI Professionalism Content.

 

 

 

 

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