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Articles on Mental Disabilities, Psychiatric Survivors And Housing

-Zoned OUT: Restrictive Municipal Bylaws and Psychiatric Survivor Housing
by Lilith Finkler1 Psychiatric survivors rarely consider land use law a crucial concern. Zoning restrictions, however, such as minimum separation distance requirements, have a disproportionately nega...
-Zoned OUT: Restrictive Municipal Bylaws and Psychiatric Survivor Housing. Continued
Ontario Municipal Board adjudicators have upheld minimum separation distances in principle 15 but typically exempted individual housing projects16. Adjudicators sometimes concluded that the separation...
-Mad Pride: A Movement for Social Change
By Lilith Finkler This month, psychiatric consumer / survivors around the world celebrate Mad Pride. What began in downtown Toronto in 1993, is now an international phenomenon. I am proud to belong t...
-Stressing Sacred Spaces
This article was written in 2002 for a class in Land Use Law. While some of the legal information is now out of date, the information regarding Ontario Muncipal Board decisions is still relevant and o...
-Stressing Sacred Spaces. Part 2
The Situation in the G.T.A. Currently, the City of Toronto is amalgamating its municipal by-laws with those of the former cities of Etobicoke, York and Toronto. Previously independent entities, thes...
-Stressing Sacred Spaces. Part 3
Statistics In total, the Quicklaw database noted forty-three cases in which either a municipality or local residents challenged the right of religious organizations to establish, maintain or expand a...
-Stressing Sacred Spaces. Part 4
Zoning as a Political Tool Zoning, as a planning practice, started in the U.S. in the late 1800's. The beginnings of zoning, or creating separate land use areas, were also attempts to restrict certai...
-Stressing Sacred Spaces. Part 5
Community Development It is noteworthy that chairs at a number of OMB hearings encouraged opposing parties to speak directly to one another29. Establishing neighbourhood committees composed of repres...
-Stressing Sacred Spaces. Part 6. Appendix A. OMB Cases Regarding Places of Worship 1989-2002
# 1 2001, December 12 . Markham (Town) Zoning By-law No 193-811 vs. Cornerstone Chinese Alliance Church OMB approved place of worship (Christian church) Issues: too big for neighbourhood parking #...
-Stressing Sacred Spaces. Part 7. Bibliography
Breyer, Chloe Anne. (1993) Religious Liberty in Law and Practice: Vietnamese Home Temples and the First Amendment. Journal of Church and State. 35:2, 367-401. City of Toronto. (2002) City of Toronto ...
-Representing Mentally Disabled Clients Before Tribunals - A Special Challenge
By Lilith Finkler Many lawyers encounter clients who are not capable of instructing them because of a disability affecting their memory or thought processes. In previous generations, persons with ...
-Bibliography On Psychiatric Survivors And Housing
By Lilith Finkler Arrigo, B. (1993) Madness, Language and the Law. Albany, New York: Harrow and Heston. Aubry, T. and Myner, J. (1996) Community Integration and Quality of Life: A Comparison of Per...
-Bibliography On Psychiatric Survivors And Housing. Part 2
Everett, B. (2000) A Fragile Revolution: consumers and psychiatric survivors confront the power of the mental health system. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfred Laurier Press. Faulkner, A. and Thomas P. (2002...
-Bibliography On Psychiatric Survivors And Housing. Part 3
Kaiser, A. (2002) Mental Disability Law. IN Downie, Caulfield Flood (eds) Canadian Health Law and Policy. Second Edition. Markham, Ontario: Butterworths. Kassirer, J. (2005) On the take: how Am...
-Bibliography On Psychiatric Survivors And Housing. Part 4
Parr, H. (1997) Mental health, public space, and the city: questions of individual and collective access. Environment and Planning D: Space and Society, 15: 435-454. Perkins, R.E. and Repper, J.M. (2...









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